Engineering Education & Research Building (EERB) • Laramie, WYHosted by the UW Top-Tier Science Initiative
The STEM Carnival will feature a wide range of engaging demonstrations and hands on
activities from UW STEM Faculty, students, programs and local businesses! This year
we will have an Engineering focus and attendees will get the chance to explore facilities
such as the UW Markerspace, Drilling Rig Simulator, Cybersecurity lab, Driving Simulator
and much more! Come learn and experience STEM!
Questions? Please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org!
Makerspace/Innovation Wyrkshop: The Innovation Wyrkshop is one of the largest makerspaces in the Mountain West.
With over 2 million dollars' worth of emergent and traditional technology, the Wyrkshop
is free for university and community use no matter your age or experience. The Wyrkshop's
goal is to provide accessibility to makers of all types and to give them the tools,
confidence, and empowerment they need to make their own future.
Drilling Simulator: Provides students with the full simulated experience of drilling oil reservoirs. The
students can experience and appreciate what ‘could go wrong’ in a drilling operation
and well design. This simulator is an excellent tool to develop drilling related skills
to expect the unexpected!
Cybersecurity Lab: Provides centralized resources, communication, and activities to university, government,
community, and industry partners in all aspects relating to cybersecurity. Students
can learn about drone swarms, user account security, machine learning, information
leaks, artificial immune systems, and more.
Planetarium Show: Experience the planets and stars through an immersive planetarium show and learn
about the night sky.
Driving Simulation Lab: Experience driving at the only Driving Simulator Lab in the State of Wyoming. The
motion-base driving simulator consists of both a passenger vehicle and a freight truck
open cockpit cabs. The simulator has a high-fidelity control loading system that provides
force-feedback on the steering wheel and brakes based on the vehicle state. Rich audio
cueing is provided via 3000W 5.1 multi-speaker sound system. In addition, one low
frequency vibration transducer is mounted on the vehicle floor to provide engine and
road feel vibrations.
Hydrocarbon Lab: Learn about the cutting-edge research at the Hydrocarbon Lab where they work to squeeze
out a higher percentage of oil and gas from below our feet in Wyoming and across the
world to fuel our modern society!
Artificial Intelligence Lab: Advanced materials and manufacturing are important pillars and drivers of today’s
economy. They have made consumer devices like TVs and computers ubiquitous by enabling
cheap mass production of reliable products, and enabled industrial applications on
a scale not seen before. However, designing new materials is a slow and laborious
process, requiring significant investments in capital and labor. Artificial intelligence
allows to improve and speed up this process. The center merges synergistic expertise
at the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences in materials development, chemical
engineering, mechanical engineering, and computer science for the development of powerful
methods to design and model the behavior of advanced materials and manufacture advanced
Produced Water Lab: Come see how the University of Wyoming’s Center for Excellence in Produced Water Management is developing new technologies to produce clean water for you and your community
and for industries, like oil and gas extraction and hard-rock mining, and desalinizing
Geology Museum: The UW Geological Museum features a variety of displays to illustrate Wyoming's
past environments, highlighted by a 75-foot Apatosaurus (Brontosaurus) skeleton that dominates the museum's exhibit hall. Another highlight is "Big Al,"
a display of the most complete Allosaurus fossil ever found.
Tour the EERB: Enjoy a guided tour through the EERB competed in 2019. Hear about the exciting engineering
research and facilities available to students at UW.
*Visit the information table(s) inside or outside the EERB on carnival day to sign-up!*