Engineering Discovery Days celebrates 100 years on UW campus

At the University of Washington’s first engineering open house, visitors marveled at early-1900s scientific advances: using electricity to cook and curl hair, sending wireless messages over a distance of five miles, experimenting with lightning.

Fast forward a century, and this week’s on-campus activities for the 100th anniversary of Engineering Discovery Days include forming nanoparticles, extracting DNA from a strawberry, watching a human-powered submarine and building a prosthetic device.

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