Google Earth guru, KU grad to speak at Engineering Expo
One of the creative forces behind Google Earth, KU engineering graduate Brian McClendon, will return to his alma mater to kick off the school's Engineering Expo for elementary and high school students.
McClendon, a Lawrence native, was instrumental in placing KU as the opening destination of Google Earth, the popular geographical information tool.
The expo, a free and public two-day celebration of engineering and computer science, usually draws between 1,000 and 2,000 visitors. It will be Feb. 23 and 24, during National Engineers Week.
Displays and hands-on activities at Eaton and Learned halls are open 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 23 and 9 a.m. to noon Feb. 24. All are welcome to view the action.