Valley students invited to annual event
The College of Engineering and Computer Science will host Engineering Week, a series of events and hands-on activities promoting all fields of engineering, Feb. 17 through 23, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m..
National Engineering Week will be presented at the College of Engineering and Computer Science in collaboration with ESAC (Engineering Student Advisory Council).
E Week is similar to HESTEC, but E Week primarily focuses on the different fields of engineering. The engineering lobby will display large banners with different scientists to help inspire younger students to study engineering.
Planning for this event started Nov. 12 due to excessive traveling to and from different schools for private exhibitions. David Allen, Dean of College of Engineering and Computer Science, and Miguel Gonzalez, Associate Dean, made the decision in November to host Engineering Week, also known as “E Week,” to give students the university experience.
“The whole idea behind E Week is for students to learn about scientists that were a big part of engineering,” said José Gutierrez, 25-year-old marketing major. “We want them [students] to see these scientists as their role models.”
E Week is available free of charge to the public. Expenses were paid by three sponsors, Time Warner Cable, 3M, and Mr. Pedro Gonzalez. The community is welcomed to come in and experience the events with students and professors of the College of Engineering and Computer Science. Elementary schools are scheduled Feb. 21, middle schools Feb. 22, and high schools Feb. 23.
In order to accommodate 13 visiting schools, the schools were advised to reserve presentation times for over 500 students.