Engineering Film Festival
Saturday, June 7 — 1:30 pm to 3:45 p.m., Engineering Library, Blue Room, Carpenter Hall. See one or all movies!
- 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm:
Greatest Inventions with Bill Nye: Engineering and Architecture
Bill Nye (’77) shows how inventions in materials, tools, and other technologies have gradually allowed us to build bigger, taller, stronger, and longer structures. From canals and dams to tunnels and towers, this is the story of how we have reshaped our environment to suit our needs. 2007 / 56 min.
- 2:45 pm – 3:45 pm:
Engineering at the Cutting Edge: The Great Millennium Gamble
This program examines the innovative engineering behind the Millennium Bridge and the Falkirk Wheel. It discusses the testing processes both projects underwent, considers the successes of the Falkirk Wheel, and looks at the issues associated with the closure of the Millennium Bridge./ Discovery Enterprises./ 2007 / 24 min.
This program examines nanotechnology and its practical applications. It shows a digital camera that can be swallowed to view a medical patient’s intestines and considers the ways in which tiny computers used in electronic devices will affect home and office life in the near future. /Discovery Enterprises./ 2006 / 30 min.
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