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For Immediate Release
March 29, 2013

Electromagnetic Applications Workshop Rescheduled for Two Area High Schools

Key Info

  • NASA Workshops for area high school students
  • Learn real-life electromagnetic applications
  • April 1 and April 8
  • Engineering Building, Room 331Media invited to observe

FORT WAYNE, Ind.—Ten students each from Lakeland and Columbia City High Schools will take part in workshops featuring electromagnetic applications Monday, April 8. The two schools were originally scheduled to attend the workshops Monday, March 25, but due to inclement weather, their schools were closed and the workshops had to be rescheduled. The Monday, April 1 workshop with Eastbrook High School will take place as scheduled.

The workshops, conducted by Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering Abdullah Eroglu, are designed to help achieve NASA’s workforce goals for northeast Indiana at Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW).
Eroglu said “Radio frequency identification (RFIDs) will be used as the applied electromagnetic device during experiments and demonstrations. Each of the high schools will be given RFID start kits to take back to their schools to be used in their labs to demonstrate the use of electromagnetic waves in real-life applications.”

Workshop schedule:

• Monday, April 1
    noon to 3 p.m.: Eastbrook High School

• Monday, April 8
    9 a.m. to noon: Lakeland High School
    noon to 3 p.m.: Columbia City High School

The workshops are sponsored by the Indiana Space Grant Consortium.
The media is invited to observe the workshops in the Engineering Building, Room 331. The best times to do so are from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. or 2 to 3 p.m.

For more information, contact Eroglu at 260-481-0273 or