The Lyles College of Engineering at Fresno State will host “Explore Engineering — Saturday Academy” for children in grades 3-8 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, in the Engineering East building. At the academy, which is designed to expose children to engineering through hands-on activities, attendees can interact with faculty and students from the college as they explore each engineering discipline. This will be the first of five Saturday sessions. Limited spots are available for each group: grades 3-4, grades 5-6 and grades 7-8. Session fees are $25. Register at the event page on by Thursday, Dec. 3. INFO: Dr. Nihal Orfi at 559.278.2548 or