Interactive displays at NAIT Open House to highlight hands-on learning
WHAT: Open House 2013 will feature over 100 displays and interactive exhibits showcasing NAIT’s wide range of hands-on programs that prepare students for meaningful careers.
WHERE: NAIT Main Campus (various locations)
11762 106 St. NW
WHEN: Friday, Oct. 18, 2013 – 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013 – 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
WHY: Open House is NAIT’s largest annual recruitment event, regularly attracting over 13,000 visitors. As one of Canada’s leading polytechnics, NAIT is committed to student success. Over 90% of NAIT graduates find employment within a year of graduation.
At Open House 2013:
- The Auto Body Technician program will showcase its VirtualPaint training system, which simulates the sights and sounds of a real paint booth. This system was initially developed for the U.S. Army to train technicians how to correctly apply anti-radar coatings. (Booth in North Lobby)
- The Digital Media and IT program will demonstrate a motion capture suit. In the motion picture and video game development industries, motion capture is the process of recording the movement of people. Motion capture suits are equipment with sensors that record this movement. The information is then used to animate digital character models. (Booth in HP Centre, motion capture demo Saturday only, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.)
- The Respiratory Therapy program will demonstrate how a mechanically-ventilated mannequin is used to teach students important skills. This life-like mannequin, controlled by a computer, is able to simulate a number of different human functions, including breathing and coughing. (Room E217).
- The Alternative Energy Technology program will offer tours of the NAIT Centre for Sustainable Energy Technologies. The centre houses solar electric, solar thermal, geothermal, wind, microhydro and many other cutting edge energy technologies. The program has supported applied research in the areas of fuel cell, solar electric, solar thermal and biofuel systems. (Building D)
- The Denturist Technology program will showcase its modern dental clinic. Students and faculty will take impressions of visitors’ thumbs, and use these to make personalized key chains utilizing the same technology used in the creation of dentures. The program will also have a VELscope on display, a tool used to discover tissue abnormalities, which is helpful in the early detection of oral cancer. (Room F211)
- NAIT’s Shell Manufacturing Centre will host a VEX Robotics Competition. (Room E115 - Friday only)
For more information, please contact:
Racheal Kennedy (will be on site for duration of event)
Recruitment Events Coordinator
C 780.690.5924 E firstname.lastname@example.org
NAIT Media Relations
P 780.471.8450 C 780.916.8307 E email@example.com