AUSTIN, Texas—The University of Texas at Austin’s campus-wide open house, Explore UT, is sure to attract thousands of visitors with its action-packed schedule of activities. Explore UT will showcase the University’s colleges, schools and units through hands-on activities, demonstrations, exhibitions and lectures. The event will take place at the campus on Saturday, March 3, 2001, from noon to 6 p.m. and will be free to the public.
Though Explore UT will feature around 250 activities, the following are a few highlights:
- “Wall Street Comes to Texas” — This event will take place in the Red McCombs School of Business’ Trading and Technology Center; it will display the Center’s cutting-edge design and unique capabilities, while giving spectators a taste of what it is like to be a trader on Wall Street.
- “Travel Through Time” — Visitors will have the opportunity to try out a flight simulator or view a solar-powered car.
- Outdoor Stages — Performance groups will perform at several outdoor locations. Features include excerpts from “The Jungalbook,” the New Works Festival, UT Steel Drum Band, Undergraduate Opera program and choral organizations.
- “Pharmacist for a Day” — An event called “Explore Pharmaceutical Compounding” will give visitors the opportunity to actually compound a pharmacy-type mixture (such as disappearing sunscreen lotion) they will be able to take home with them.
- “The Physics Circus” — This activity will feature some enthusiastic and energetic students and faculty members teaching physics with hands-on, fun activities. One activity will give visitors the chance to make and eat liquid nitrogen ice cream.
- “Living Insignia ‘Star’ Photograph” — As a special concluding activity, Explore UT participants will make history by forming a giant Lone Star at the base of the Tower. Everyone will “star” in this panoramic photograph.
For more information on this event, please visit: www.utexas.edu/events/exploreut
NOTE TO EDITORS: Thursday, Feb. 22, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in UT’s main building (the building with the Tower) room 212, volunteers will be in a major pre-Explore UT work session counting out T-shirts, signs, nametags, etc. to be bundled for participating colleges and schools. This is an excellent opportunity to get video/photographs/interviews for preview stories on Explore UT.