Operator Performance Lab Holds Inaugural Open House and Barbecue

August 24, 2014

The Operator Performance Laboratory (OPL), a unit of the UI Center for Computer-Aided Design, will hold its inaugural open house and barbecue at 6:00 p.m. August 28 at the OPL Hangar at the Iowa City Airport.

Those attending will learn about the lab and the many opportunities it has for students.  On display will be a Boeing 737 simulator, JSF simulator, MIj-2 Hoplite military helicopter, Beechcraft A-36 Bonanza, and Delfin L29 jet.

OPL conducts research for such prominent clients as Rockwell Collins, Inc., US Department of Defense, and Northrop Grumman.

The open house will include tours of the laboratory, along with a complimentary barbecue, smoked on site by the award winning Blue-B-Que Competition BBQ team.  The barbecue will be served at 6:00 p.m. in the hangar during which time various presentations on the lab’s activities will be given.  College of Engineering students are especially encouraged to come to the lab and learn more about the exciting research being conducted at the lab.

Parking is available at the hangar.  Transportation to the lab is available by taking the Iowa City bus (Westport Route, leaves corner of Clinton and Washington Street at 5:30 p.m.  Fare is $1.)  The bus stops at the Iowa City Airport entrance.

Those planning to attend should RSVP to Dr. Joseph Engler at joseph-engler@uiowa.edu.