The College of Engineering celebrated its annual E-day on Saturday, Feb. 20 with students, professors, staff, children and even the local news.
Both LEX 18 News and WKYT 27 Newsfirst were on campus to cover the College of Engineering’s educational outreach event this past weekend. WLEX was on campus as part of the Live with Lee show. Lee Cruse interviewed two engineering graduate students from Kentucky Space, Twyman Clements and Daniel Erb early Friday morning in the Solar Decathlon house about the upcoming E-day and NASA launches.
Clements was eager to share that “out of the nine NASA launches this year we are on five,” while Erb proudly showcased KySAT-1, a cubesat that will be released from a rocket on a mission later this year.
KySAT-1 is a key part of the College of Engineering’s initiative to expand on educational outreach, like E-day. With a camera to support a scientific outreach program intended for students in kindergarten through 12th grade and a 2.4-gigahertz radio, KySAT-1 will be used to test communications, Kentucky’s youth can learn right along with their collegiate counterparts.
Cruse also interviewed Jeffery Kellow, a graduate student in the biosystems and agricultural engineering department who worked on the s.Ky Blue solar house, as well as Sam Nicaise from the Solar Car Team.
Also interviewed by Cruse were Jeffery Kellow, a graduate student in the biosystems and agricultural engineering department, who explained the s.Ky Blue solar house, and electrical engineering senior Samuel Nicaise and mechanical engineering senior Brian Passafiume, who talked about the college’s Solar Car Team.
“You can just see the brain power radiating from that building,” said Chris Goodman, LEX 18 News at Sunrise Co-Anchor, “all those smart engineering students.” The video is available on LEX 18′s web site.
WKYT was on campus Saturday for E-day itself and spoke with Bob Edwards, director of marketing and communications for the College of Engineering, “E-day is a celebration of engineers, what engineers do.” Mark Kennedy reported for the 6 o’clock news that evening that approximately 2,000 people attended this year’s fun and educational activities. The video is available to watch WKYT’s web site.