July Department Lab Tour

The Mechanical Engineering Department annually hosts guided lab tours for high school students, first year students, or anyone interested in mechanical engineering, to show them what the MECH department is all about and to give them an idea of what kind of research mechanical engineers do. Depending on the labs, students will get to see a variety of demos, presentations, cutting-edge technology and cool gadgetry. For those interested, there will be a 30-minute advising session held after the tour where participants can ask questions about the mechanical engineering department, curriculum, programs, enrollment, etc.  The tour is also a good chance to ask current students about their perspective as a student in MECH.

We are now accepting RSVPs for the July tour! To RSVP for the tour, please send an email to studentassistant@mech.ubc.ca by July 29, 2013.

This tour will feature:

Anechoic Chamber

The Anechoic Chamber is a fundamental test facility for acoustical research. It is quite unusual both physically and acoustically.  Its surfaces are made highly sound absorptive using glass-fibre wedges, creating an almost completely sound-reflection-free environment. Currently the chamber contains two microphone-array acoustical antennas being used to localize sources of sound — in particular, on musical instruments.

Pulp & Paper Centre

The Pulp and Paper Centre is an inter-disciplinary, cross-faculty research centre with specialized laboratories and offices for graduate students, post doctoral fellows, research engineers and faculty who conduct research for the benefit of the current and future pulp and paper industry. The centre serves to bring together faculty and student researchers to work collaboratively with the manufacturing industry, utilities, supplier industry, consultants and government agencies.

This tour will begin at 1:00pm and end at approximately 3:00pm.  Guests are to meet outside the Engineering Design Centre at 12:45pm.

Map and directions to the Engineering Design Centre provided in the link below:

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