School to celebrate National Engineers Week Feb. 15-19:
Events and contests designed to increase awareness of contributions engineers make to society are set for the third week in February, a date celebrated as National Engineers Week in the United States.
This year, to help celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Engineers Week ‘Discover E’ educational outreach program, the National Engineers Week Foundation is giving special recognition to engineer volunteers. More than 45,000 engineers will visit classrooms and conduct activities using materials expressly designed for the purpose. Five and a half million students and teachers are expected to take part this year.
Vanderbilt School of Engineering student organizations, Engineering Student Services, and the Dean’s Office are sponsoring a number of outreach opportunities as well as campus competitions designed to be educational and fun.
Monday, Feb. 15
High School Explorer Scouts Tour
1 to 3 p.m., Featheringill Hall
High School explorer scouts interested in engineering will tour the Vanderbilt School of Engineering.
Speakers: Professors Joel Barnett and A.B. Bonds
Tour by VU Motor Sports
Egg Launch Competition
12:30 to 2:30 p.m., Adams Atrium, Featheringill Hall
Vanderbilt students have one hour to design an egg-carrying container that will be placed in a catapult. The winner will be the one whose box travels the farthest with an intact egg.
The Egg Launch will take place on Library Lawn.
Sponsored by ASCE and ASME
Tuesday, Feb. 16
E-Week in the Classroom
Vanderbilt engineering student volunteers will teach a series of fun scientific experiments at the University School of Nashville.
Sponsored by E-Council, BMES, EWB
Mr. Engineer Pageant
7 to 9 p.m. Jacobs Auditorium, Featheringill Hall
Engineering males walk the runway and showcase their talent. Winner will be crowned Mr. Engineer!
Sponsored by SWE
Wednesday, Feb. 17
Tower Building Competition
11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Adams Atrium, Featheringill Hall
Tallest tower to hold a soda can for 10 seconds wins
Sponsored by ASME
Zome Stick Building Competition
Noon to 2 p.m. Engineering Library/Stevenson Center
Sponsored by Engineering & Science Library
6 to 7 p.m. Jacobs Auditorium, Featheringill Hall
Teams will form groups of four members (one must be an engineering student).
Sponsored by Tau Beta Pi
Thursday, Feb. 18
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Adams Atrium, Featheringill Hall
Students will program Lego Mind Storm Robots to do a variety of tasks
Sponsored by IEEE
Ice Cream Social
5 to 6 p.m. Adams Atrium, Featheringill Hall
Sponsored by AIChE
Friday, Feb. 19
Engineering Faculty Appreciation Luncheon
11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Adams Atrium, Featheringill Hall
Sponsored by the Dean’s Office, NSBE, SWE, E-Council
Order of the Engineer
5 to 6 p.m. Jacobs Auditorium, Featheringill Hall
Students take ethics oath & receive Engineer’s Ring
Coordinated by Engineering Student Services
7 p.m. to Midnight Jacobs Auditorium, Featheringill Hall
Games: Halo 3, Super Smash Melee Brawl, Wii Sports, Rock Band, Starcraft, and Counter Strike
Sponsored by Vanderbilt Computer Society
The celebration of National Engineers Week was started in 1951 by the National Society of Professional Engineers in conjunction with President George Washington’s birthday. Washington is considered as the nation’s first engineer, notably for his survey work.