What Makes a Great Exhibit?
- Interesting Title
- Interactive or Dynamic Exhibit
- moving parts
- Introduces something new to the audience
- Shows a way engineering applies to everyday life or something they already use
- acronyms that only industry folks recognize
- static displays such as poster boards and brochures
- overly technical exhibits – the audience here is school-aged kids and their families
Where and when to arrive
Doors will open for exhibitors at 7 a.m. The event is open to the public from 9 a.m. to 1 pm. Please set up by 9 a.m. and avoid tearing down before 1 p.m. Alternatively, you may set up on Friday, Feb. 21 between 4-5 p.m. Some of the classrooms may still be in use at that time, in which case we will store your equipment in a neighboring room. Student volunteers will move tables and chairs based on your request. If you want to set up on Friday, please let us know in advance.
The best location to unload or reload is through the ASTeCC loading dock doorway. You can also go to the main gate on S. Limestone Street into Administration Drive and drive up the hill. This is right in front of the Engineering complex. You may park along the blue curb temporarily and unload your car. Simply tell the gate attendant you are unloading or reloading for Engineer’s Day. After unloading, please move your car into Parking Structure 5, which is next to the Peterson Building, between S. Limestone and Upper Streets, close to the Bill Gatton Student Center.
After unloading, you may not leave your vehicle parked in either loading zone or in any lot not highlighted on the attached map. If you park in a non-designated location, you will almost certainly be ticketed and possibly towed.
Most of the exhibitor parking is close to the buildings. If you want to park and carry in your materials, you may certainly do that.
PARKING DURING THE EVENT
You may park in the lots off Rose Street (Funkhouser Lot), and off Washington Ave. These surface lots are open to exhibitors and volunteers and you do not need a parking pass or permit.
The other option is Parking Structure #5 between Upper and S. Limestone Streets. Use the pedway on the 3rd floor to cross S. Limestone. The Scott Street lot is also open to visitors and exhibitors. Lots are marked with a “P” sign on the map.
Resources at Exhibit Location
Each exhibit location will have the resources that you already requested: tables, chairs, outlets, etc. Wireless internet is available throughout the area.
If anything is missing or if you need anything else please let us know and, if possible, we’ll get you what you need. All college staff and students working at the event will be happy to help you. They will be wearing a t-shirt with the E-Day Logo on the front. E-Day headquarters will be located in room 108 in the Ralph G. Anderson Building.