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Engineering and technology research fair

ATHENS, Ohio (Nov. 3, 2004) -- The community is invited to the annual fall research fair of the Fritz J. and Dolores H. Russ College of Engineering and Technology at Ohio University, Saturday, Nov. 6, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Walter Hall on the Athens campus' West Green. Faculty, staff and students will display current research projects from academic and research units across engineering disciplines.

Highlights of projects on display include highway pavements of the future; fuel cell power sources; nanotechnology applications; intelligent computer networking; Synthetic Vision Systems for aircraft navigation; gas and pipeline corrosion prevention; the "aeromobile," a prototype for 21st-century personal transportation; and biomedical engineering applications.

Russ College Dean Dennis Irwin said students play a major role in the fair and projects. "Faculty and staff leading this cutting-edge research are also teaching the engineers of the future," Irwin said. "Participating in these projects is a big part of learning for both graduate and undergraduate students at the Russ College."

Russ College research is sponsored by major industry players and leading government agencies such as the Federal Aviation Administration, NASA and the Ohio Department of Transportation.

Refreshments will be provided. Parking will be available in the lot behind Walter Hall.

The Fritz J. and Dolores H. Russ College of Engineering and Technology at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio, educates well-rounded professionals with both technical and team-project skills. The Russ College offers undergraduate and graduate degrees across the traditional engineering spectrum and in technology disciplines such as aviation, computer science and industrial technology. The Russ College also performs sponsored research in avionics, distributed and secure computing, fuel cells, oil and gas pipeline corrosion, environmental pipes and culverts and other areas. Named for alumnus Fritz Russ and his wife Dolores, the Russ College is home of the Russ Prize, one of the top three engineering prizes in the world.

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Media Contact: Russ College Director of External Relations Colleen Girton, (740) 593-1488 or girtonc@ohio.edu

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