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The information provided below is for EngX 2017. Details on EngX 2018 are still in the planning stages.  To be alerted as soon as registration opens, please sign up on the mailing list.  Thanks!


Who and What: Our event is focused on showing and demonstrating - not just telling - why we love engineering to middle and high school students (5th - 12th grade).  To name a few, activities on virtual reality, lasers, robotics, and cell-phone microscopes are planned.  In addition to USC researchers and students, members of the engineering community from around Los Angeles are joining us and bringing a piece of the office with them.  At the end of the day, students will leave with a "goodie-bag" of items that they have made.
When: The event will go from 9:00am - 5pm on February 25th.  However, given the hands-on nature of many of the activities, we are limiting the number of students who can start at any given time.  Therefore, we are asking for students (or their parents) to register in advance for specific time slots.  Based on the number of activities planned, we anticipate that it will take a student approximately 2.5-3.5hours to complete everything.  However, students can stay longer. Therefore, the last registration slot is 2:20pm.  We will have a few additional slots for same-day registration.  Please note that registration and attendance is free.  All donations are voluntary.  They will either be used to support the cost of this event, or offset the costs of future events.
Registration: Registration is free and is being coordinated through Eventbrite.
If you want to bring a large group, please email Andrea Armani directly to coordinate (armani@usc.edu).


Where: The event is occurring at the University of Southern California, in the Epstein Family Plaza (also called the Engineering Quad).  The closest parking structure is Parking Structure A (PSA).  Links for: transportation directions and a campus map.


Please share this event with your friends!  To help, we made an 8.5 x 11 flyer that can be downloaded here.



If you have any questions or concerns (or want to volunteer), please contact the event organizer: Prof. Andrea Armani, armani@usc.edu
We hope to see you there!



History of the event: The first large outreach event organized by the Armani Lab was called Lasers 4 Ladies Event. It was held on Saturday, October 10, 2015.  This event was inspired by the United Nations, who designated 2015 as the  International Year of Light. It was focused on middle and high school girls, and several hundred girls from the LA area attended. Initially, we planned on only holding one event. But after the event’s success, we decided to organize follow-up events, and align the date with Engineering Month (February). Similarly, the scope of the event was expanded.


We would like to thank the following organizations for making this day possible: