ExplorACES offers prospective agriculture students opportunity
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[February 21, 2007]
URBANA -- A unique opportunity for prospective
students to learn about life in the University of Illinois College
of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences will be
available March 9-10 at ExplorACES 2007.
"This event is created specifically for high school and community
college students, their parents, and friends," explained Jay Kelley,
publicity chair for the student-organized event. "This is the third
annual ExplorACES event. Through hands-on, interactive exhibits,
students and professors from across the college will demonstrate
what we have accomplished as we progress in our fields of study."
The event runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on March 9 and from 10 a.m. to
2 p.m. on March 10. The exhibits will be in several college
buildings, and a tent north of the Edward R. Madigan Laboratory
building at the intersection of Goodwin Avenue and Gregory Drive
will serve as the entry point.
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Among the exhibits and demonstrations are a quarter-scale tractor
built by students for competition, sample foods, live animal
displays, mini-classes, food and bioprocess engineering exhibits,
and information on admissions requirements, financial aid, housing,
and other items of interest to prospective students.
More information on the event is available at
[Text from news release received from
the University of Illinois]