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National Engineers Week Begins At Michigan Tech

National Engineers Week will be celebrated with a variety of activities on the campus of Michigan Technological University this week.

Tech’s events during Engineers Week are again sponsored by Tau Beta Pi, the local chapter of the Engineering Honor Society.

National Engineers Week, also known as EWeek, gets rolling at noon Monday, (Feb. 20) with the pep band in front of the Husky statue. The iconic statue will be dressed in a lab coat and bow tie all week. The Green Campus Enterprise will have a rocket stove demo from 12:45 to 3 p.m. outside of Fisher Hall. The Mind Trekkers will also be outside Fisher from 1 to 3 p.m. with hands-on demonstrations. From 6 to 7 p.m. the Blue Marble Security enterprise will present a heart rate circuit board.

Other EWeek events — all open to the campus and the public include:

Tuesday, February 21:

  • Railroad Engineering and Activities Club, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Fisher lobby
  • Advanced Metalworks Enterprise foundry demo, 1 to 3 p.m. Husky Statue.

Thursday, Feb 23:

  • AlChE, Chem E Car stop reaction demo, noon to 3 p.m. Fisher Lobby
  • American Society of Engineering Management Company panel, 5 to 6 p.m. Chem Sci 101.
  • Engineers Without Borders presentation and meeting, 7 to 8 p.m. Fisher 328.

Friday, February 24

  • Formula SAU Chassis demo, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., lobby of R.L. Smith Building (MEEM)
  • Engineering Fundamentals, Eweek cake, stop by for a piece. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dillman 112
  • Green Campus Enterprise, winterization demo, 12:24 p.m to 3 p.m. Dow Atrium
  • Film Board presents “Apollo 13,” 8:30 to 11 p.m. in the Dow Atrium.

EWeek ends with Engineering Exploration Day for middle and high school girls. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, at the Great Lakes Research Center.

Girls can come and find out what engineering is all about. Try some hands-on activities led by women engineering students at Michigan Tech and find out why these young women love engineering. Learn how engineers make a difference and why engineering is a great career choice. Hear about the many career paths open to engineers.

The day includes sessions on the variety of engineering fields and typical college curriculum presented by first year engineering fundamentals instructor, Amy Monte. Adrienne Minerick, associate dean for research and innovation, will present “The Personal (and Other) Rewards of an Engineering Career.”

For a look at engineering at Michigan Tech visit our blog “Unscripted” : http://www.mtu.edu/unscripted/stories/2017/february/putting-stem.html

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