National Engineers Week celebrates the positive contributions engineers make to society and is a catalyst for outreach across the country to kids and adults alike. For the past 61 years, National Engineers Week (Eweek) has been celebrated each February around the time of George Washington’s birthday, February 22, because Washington is considered by many to be the first engineer in the US. This year Michigan Tech will celebrate Eweek with eight different engineering events on campus for all to enjoy. National Engineers Week at Michigan Tech is hosted by Michigan Tech’s Tau Beta Pi chapter and Alpha Society. For more info visit www.fb.com/MTUEweek.
With Updates for Events including links to Photos!!
Check out the complete schedule of events:
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 23
Hydrocyclone Demo (MUST SEE!) plus Home Copper plating
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Chem Sci 201
Presented by the Department of Chemical Engineering
Assistant Professor Tim Eisele will demonstrate the making of a beautiful hydrocyclone, then show how you can use your USB cord to electroplate copper in your own home! Photos
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 24
11:00 am – 2:00 pm
112B Dillman Hall
Presented by the Department of Engineering Fundamentals
For Eweek festivities we will serve chocolate and yellow cake frosted in the Michigan Tech colors. All are invited.
Get WISE event for middle school girls
9 am – 1:30 pm
Presented by The Center for Pre-College Outreach and the Western UP Center for Science, Mathematics, and Environmental Education
In this annual workshop and lunch, 250 7th and 8th grade girls will tackle science and engineering challenges, meet female role models from Michigan Tech programs, learn physics concepts, and reconnect with their interest in science/engineering. The goal is to inspire more young women to pursue careers in STEM.
See Photos of this event
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 25
Hovercraft Build and Race
12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
RL Smith (MEEM) Bldg Room 403
Presented by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Come and build your very own balloon powered hovercraft! Try to be the fastest one down the track and you could win! Materials will be supplied so if you have some free time, just stop on by. Winners will be notified via email the following day.
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 26
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Presented by Society of Women Engineers
Come join SWE members and help create a poster that depicts what engineers are from an engineering student’s perspective. Stop by the SWE booth in the Library to write down a word that describes what engineering means to you. The final product will be placed around campus.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 28
Robotic Car: Beginning to End
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Presented by Robotic Systems Enterprise
Come join the Robotic Systems Enterprise to build a robotic car beginning to end. We will be going over the various components and basic systems that create a robotic car from drive systems to basic functionality. Open to the public, but please no students below the 8th grade
EVENTS ALREADY TAKEN PLACE:
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 21
Michigan Tech 2015 Winter Baja Competition
12 noon – 4:00 pm (Concessions open at 10 am)
Adjacent to the Student Development Center (SDC)
Presented by Michigan Tech Winter Baja SAE
Get set for an informal, but competitive Winter Baja race held on a motocross-style track made out of snow, including two 90-minute endurance races as well as a dynamic event. Sixteen universities will compete, many with multiple vehicles. Open to the public.
Girls & Engineering: Exploration Day for Students Grades 7-12 and their Parents
9:30 am – 1:00 pm
202 Great Lakes Research Center
Presented by the Western UP Center for Science & Environmental Outreach. Sponsored by the College of Engineering, Department of Engineering Fundamentals, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and Society of Women Engineers.
Middle and high school girls and their parents are invited to campus to find out what engineering is all about. Limited to the first forty girls and their parent(s) or chaperones who register. Call (906) 487- 3341 or register online at www. wupcenter.mtu.edu
For more info visit www.fb.com/MTUEweek.