Cyclones, slime and racecars – it’s all at JCU Open Day
First published 22 August 2012
James Cook University’s Open Day is on again this year with something for everyone – both fun and educational – and the community is invited to check out what goes on at ‘their uni’.
The Townsville campus will open its doors to everyone this Sunday (August 26).
The day will involve a huge range of activities and exhibitions for all ages, from photovoltaic technologies to interactive IT gaming displays and several lectures presented by JCU academics.
Some of the highlights include:
Mechanical Engineering Students have been hard at work building a racecar this year. Find out how they did it and how you can be a part of this next year.
Cyclone Testing Station – Yasi lessons
The CTS has seen everything from screws to entire houses destroyed within it in the name of research. Find out what lessons have been learnt from Cyclone Yasi and where to from here.
Meet our pharmacy experts
Find out about your career options and get hands-on making your own medicine (out of skittles!).
Watch the phreatomagmatic eruption in action!
The business of Olympics
Find out how the different business disciplines are involved and work together in events such as the Olympics
Science on the grass
What puts the whizz in “Whizz Fizz”? Can you construct a building using marshmallows and spaghetti? Does slime always behave like a liquid? Find out the answers to these questions, and see why teaching science is an exciting career!
The Open Day is this Sunday, August 26, from 10.00am to 2.00pm, at JCU’s Townsville campus, Angus Smith Drive, Douglas. All members of the community are welcome.
For a full Open Day program please visit http://www.jcu.edu.au/openday/
JCU Media contact: Caroline Kaurila (07) 4781 4586 or 0437 028 175