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It also will be a big week for many others on campus as the semester begins to wind down. Here's what else is happening:
Tuesday, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.: University Dining and Catering Service will host its annual Holiday Buffet in the Great Hall of the Memorial Student Center. Tickets are $10.50 in advance, available at Shoppes@Stout or in room 224 of the Memorial Student Center, or they are $11.50 at the door.
Tuesday, 1 to 3 p.m.: An open house will be held on the fourth floor of Bowman Hall, the Clock Tower building, for the McNair Scholars Program, Educational Talent Search and Counseling Center. The renovated space includes a new Zen Zone. Donations will be accepted for two local nonprofits: gifts of money for Winter Haven overnight shelter and nonperishable food items for Stepping Stones food pantry.
Wednesday, 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.: UW-Stout technology education students have made syringe robots, highlighting the use of fluid power, and will be at South Middle School in Eau Claire to have an eighth-grade class test them.
Thursday, 1 to 3 p.m.: The STEM Expo in the Memorial Student Center will feature research and projects by 363 students from 26 courses in the College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Examples of the 124 projects are "CSI Stout: Forensic Use of Microsatellites," "Comfort and Long Distance Motorcycle Clothing," "Speed Healing Band-Aid," and "Chemical Treatment of Cyanobacteria in Lake Menomin."
Thursday, 5:35 p.m.: Students in the Sustainable Design and Development and the Environmental Science and Sustainability courses will present research on sustainable energy options for Thornfield Community Supported Agriculture in room 360 of Jarvis Hall Science Wing. A second presentation, on native fishes of Dunn County, will be at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 16, at the Dunn County Fish and Game clubhouse in Menomonie. At 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 10, in Ballroom A of the student center, they will present research on sustainable resources mapping.
Friday, noon to 4 p.m.: The engineering and technology department will hold an open house in Fryklund Hall featuring about 50 research projects by seniors from a variety of programs, including engineering technology, manufacturing engineering and plastics engineering. Some projects involve designing and fabricating manufacturing cells or processes.
Friday, 7 to 9 p.m.: Seniors from the School of Art and Design will present their projects throughout the Applied Arts Building. Entertainment design will be in room 210; graphic design in rooms 116 and 209 and the Furlong Gallery atrium; industrial design in room 218; and interior design in room 219.