ExplorACES Scheduled for March 13 and 14
February 9, 2009
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URBANA- ExplorACES is a two-day event designed to acquaint prospective students and their families with the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences (ACES) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

The event is scheduled for Friday, March 13 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and Saturday, March 14 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Details about ExplorACES can be found at www.aces.illinois.edu/ExplorACES/

The website includes information about exhibits as well as an interactive map to help guide visitors through the buildings and activities and online registration to attend receptions for admitted freshman and others.

"The College of ACES is one of the largest colleges at Illinois, but this event lets students and their families see how comfortable and friendly it really is, despite the size," said Jeremy Robinett, one of the coordinators of the event.

Current ACES students plan the entire event, handle publicity and staff the exhibits. There will be dozens of hands-on exhibits relating to classroom work, club activities, and honors research. Visitors will also have opportunities to tour lab and classroom facilities and meet ACES faculty members.

The College of ACES offers 10 undergraduate majors with 39 different concentrations, and ExplorACES helps prospective students get an overview of the potential areas of study including bioengineering, community development, economics, human nutrition, plant breeding, and pre-veterinary studies.

For more information, visit www.aces.illinois.edu/ExplorACES/ or call 217-333-2728.