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Engineers’ Week Guest Speaker Grant Imahara will discuss engineering entertainment 

Grant Imahara will serve as the guest lecturer for Engineers’ Week 2018.

Former MythBusters designer and current star of the Netflix series “The White Rabbit Project,” Grant Imahara, will visit Iowa State’s Memorial Union on Thursday, Feb. 22 at 8 p.m. as a guest lecturer for Engineers’ Week 2018.

The event is free and open to the public. Seating in the Great Hall will begin at 7 p.m.

Imahara will present a lecture entitled “From MythBusters to The White Rabbit Project: Engineering Entertainment,” about his experiences in engineering for entertainment purposes.

After earning an electrical engineering degree from the University of Southern California, Imahara became an animatronics engineer and model maker for George Lucas’s Industrial Light and Magic.

Imahara worked on “The Lost World: Jurassic Park,” “Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace,” “Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines” and “A.I.: Artificial Intelligence.” He was even responsible for some animatronic movements by R2-D2 and the Energizer Bunny.

The 65th annual National Engineers Week will be held Feb. 19 – 23, with a mission to provide interaction opportunities between professionals and students, and educate the public about engineering.

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