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CEC Open House

Saturday, April 8, 2023 from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

The College of Engineering and Computing hosts our Open House to attract children and teenagers to engineering and computer science fields. This event is an opportunity for kindergarten through 12th grade students to experience how interesting and exciting engineering and computer science can be. With over 40 interactive exhibits that highlight the college's academic programs and research, students will have all of their engineering and computing questions answered as they dive deeper into different activities. With over 40 different activities and exhibits, the most popular experiences always seems to be the cornstarch pool. 

Open House, set for April 8, 2023, will be held at Swearingen Engineering Center (315 Main Street Columbia, SC) from 10am-1pm.  Additional exhibits will be displayed outside and in the 300 Main Street Building.  Bring the whole family for this free event!  There will be activities for everyone including:

  • Fuel cell demonstrations
  • Electric and hybrid vehicles
  • Cornstarch pool
  • Programmable robots
  • Computer games
  • Bottle Rocks
  • Segway rides
  • And more!

Challenge the conventional. Create the exceptional. No Limits.