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10 reasons to visit NCSA during Engineering Open House

With the annual Engineering Open House right around the corner, here are 10 reasons to visit this student-led and fun-filled weekend of exciting events, futuristic exhibits, and tons of competitions and prizes! If you have ever wondered what a supercomputer is, or how our universe came into being, be sure to visit the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) on Friday and the National Petascale Computing Facility on Saturday between 9:00am and 4:00pm. The event is free and open to the public!


Check out ground-breaking research from NCSA students, faculty and staff, such as work from the Dark Energy Survey (DES) and advances in nanomanufacturing.


Watch our documentaries Seeing the Beginning of Time and Solar Superstorms.


See a range of 4k visualizations from NCSA’s Advanced Visualization Laboratory.


Learn about student opportunities, including Students Pushing INnovation (SPIN) internships.


Participate in a live DNA extraction with NCSA Genomics’ cross-functional team.


Explore the Black Hole Selfie Exhibit and get a selfie that is out of this world!


Tour the National Petascale Computing Facility (NPCF) on Saturday to see one of the fastest supercomputers on a university campus up-close.


Meet members of Design for America and explore their innovative yet practical products that help create a better world.


Use your detective skills and win exciting prizes in a scavenger hunt.


And finally…it’s free, family friendly and open to all!

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