Wayne State College of Engineering to celebrate National Engineers Week

DETROIT (Feb. 14, 2014) – The Wayne State University College of Engineering will celebrate National Engineers Week, occurring Feb. 16-22, 2014, with a number of student-led events and activities.

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“Engineers Week is celebrated nationally and recognizes the important work of engineers,” says Maria Guido, mechanical engineering student and president of the college’s Engineering Student Faculty Board. “We’re excited to have a week full of activities planned and hope that all students, faculty, alumni and friends join us.”

National Engineers Week calls attention to the contributions engineers make to society. It also highlights the importance of promoting STEM disciplines among future generations of students.

The College of Engineering will be celebrating with activities planned throughout the week.





Monday, Feb. 17
Institute of Industrial Engineers Wing Contest
5:30 p.m.
Hall of Fame Conference Room
This event will challenge departments to a chicken wing-eating contest for college bragging rights.

Tuesday, Feb. 18
Tau Beta Pi Meet-the-College Luncheon
Noon to 2 p.m.
Marvin I. Danto Engineering Development Center Lobby and Ford Student Activity Center
This event is designed to help the many members of the College of Engineering community meet one another.

Thursday, Feb. 20
IEEE Battle of the Engineers
8 p.m.
Marvin I. Danto Engineering Development Center Auditorium
This student event features a trivia game composed of math and science questions from engineering prerequisite courses. It divides students into teams based on majors. The winning major will be recognized with a plaque in the Engineering Development Center.

Friday, Feb. 21
AIChE BreweryTour
3 p.m.
Meet at the College of Engineering, Room 1212, at 2 p.m.
The group will take a tour of brewing and cheese-making processes at Detroit’s famous Traffic Jam and Snug on West Canfield Street.

College of Engineering Ice Skating at Campus Martius
5:30 to 9 p.m.
Meet at the College of Engineering, Room 1503
Celebrate the end of Engineer’s Week in Downtown Detroit. $7 admittance and $3 skate rental.

EcoCAR 2 at the Michigan Science Center
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
5020 John R Street, Detroit
Members of Wayne State's EcoCAR 2 team will be on hand during the Michigan Science Center Engineering Week celebration to show visitors how to assemble electric motor kits and build energy efficient vehicles.

Saturday, Feb. 22
8 a.m. to 3 p.m., College of Engineering, West Entrance
This annual event, hosted by Wayne State’s Society of Women Engineers, aims to introduce STEM programs to middle school and high school students. SWE members introduce students to different engineering disciplines and encourage students to stay in STEM.
Register at http://events.wayne.edu/rsvp/futuresweengineeringday/#rsvp.

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Wayne State University is a premier urban research institution of higher education offering 370 academic programs through 13 schools and colleges to nearly 28,000 students. For more information about engineering at Wayne State University, visit engineering.wayne.edu.



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