mcwane matUAB Engineers were on display at the McWane Center’s Engineering Showcase this week, where science and technology were the stars of the show.

UAB booths were scattered throughout the center, and the crowd, made up largely of children in middle-school or younger, were treated to demonstrations at each booth.

 “Events like this can be effective because you’re able to demonstrate some of  the most interesting aspects of engineering in a fun and relaxed environment,” says Jason Kirby, an associate professor in the Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering. “Some kids are more receptive when they can see these kinds of hands-on demonstrations than they would be if you were trying to teach the same material in a classroom.”

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