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Explore UT 2007

Explore UT 2007
Dean Mary Ann Rankin chairs this year's “Explore UT: The Biggest Open House in Texas!”

The eighth annual  event will run from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, March 3. More than 30,000 visitors are expected to participate in a day of free hands-on activities, performances, demonstrations and lectures.

At Explore UT, guests will have the opportunity to explore every corner of the campus. With more than 300 programs offered for visitors of all ages, there is something of interest for everyone.

“This is the biggest event of the spring,” said Rankin. “I don’t think there’s anything better than having everyone, especially kids, come to campus every year and feel that they are part of this university.”

College of Natural Sciences students, faculty and staff will put on over 75 of the day's 378 unique events. Some of the college's activities include:

  • Fingerprinting and footprint analysis with the undergraduate forensics organization,

  • Liquid nitrogen ice cream provided by the Dean's Scholars Honors Program,

  • Extracting DNA with household products,

  • Touch tanks with marine critters from the Marine Science Institute,

  • Bugs, bugs and more bugs,

  • Virtual battles with artificially intelligent soldiers,

  • The Chemistry Circus with Associate Dean David Laude,

  • And much, much more!

Participants can wrap up the day marching with the Longhorn Band and helping form the 2007 Class Photo (rumor has it this year's crowd will form the state of Texas).

Programs are free and open to the public. No registration is required. The event will take place rain or shine. Find a complete schedule of this year’s activities at the Web site, http://www.utexas.edu/events/exploreut.

The University Co-op, cooperatively owned by the faculty, students and staff of The University of Texas at Austin, is a major sponsor of Explore UT.
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