Georgia Tech Celebrates 2013 Engineers Week Feb. 17-23

Learn More About Engineers Week

Started in 1951, Engineers week is a cooperative effort organized and promoted by the National Engineers Week Foundation which is a coalition of engineering societies and industry partners.

Dedicated to promoting engineering disciplines to students, helping expand public recognition of the engineering profession, and celebrating engineering accomplishments, Engineers Week is an annual celebration of all things engineering. This year's EWeek runs from February 17-23 and will be highlighted by a variety of events at and around Georgia Tech.

"Introduce a Girl to Engineering" EWeek event at Ivy Prep

As part of National Engineers Week’s “Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day,” Women in Engineering will go to Ivy Preparatory Academy in Norcross on February 21st and talk to approximately 460 girls in sixth through 10th grades about careers in engineering, the schooling involved to be an engineer and about what it’s like to be a woman engineer. WIE staff and volunteers replace their regular science class periods with fun engineering activities designed to peak student interest in various engineering disciplines.

Lockheed Martin Engineering Challenge

Event Date: Thu, Feb 21, 2013
Event Time: 7:00-9:00pm
Location: Guggenheim 442

Students of all years -- no experience necessary -- will work in teams to solve a real-world engineering problem given out by Lockheed Martin. There will be Lockheed Martin representatives at the event to help facilitate.

Interested students should sign up in the AE Academic Office, Montgomery Knight Room 312 with name, email and year in school. The sign-up sheet will be available in the Academic Office after 9:30am on Monday, 2/11/13 until 12 noon on Tuesday, Feb 19.

Tau Beta Pi EWeek Events

Tau Beta Pi, the engineering honor society, organizes multiple events every year for the entire campus to participate in. These events are designed to promote teamwork, creativity, and fun. So come out to any or all of their eight EWeek events this year and learn something new while having fun! You can register for any or all of the events through the Tau Beta Pi website.

Monday, Feb. 18

E-Fair: 11am - 5pm, Skiles
Can-Struction: 5:30pm - 8pm, Klaus 2447
CanStruction is a philanthropy event in which students will construct towers/sculptures out of cans that will then be donated to the Atlanta Food Bank. We will have cans on site and will ask that participants cover a small portion of their cost. The prize here will be a gift basket of some sort and free pizza will be provided. 

Tuesday, Feb. 19

Paper Airplane Contest: 11am - 2pm, CULC Roof
This is your one and only chance to throw something off of the roof of the CULC with the blessing of the GT administration. Students will construct paper airplanes out of cardboard that will then be released off the roof of the CULC. Judges will determine the winners.  

Sky Floater: CANCELED DM Smith 105
Participants will be asked to construct things onto which helium filled balloons are attached. Numerous tasks will have to be achieved (ie. allow the balloon to remain floating three feet above the ground).

Wednesday, Feb. 20

Humpty Dumpty: 11:30am - 3:30pm, Bobby Dodd Stadium
Participants will construct cradles for eggs to be dropped off the north end of the stadium. There will be an elementary school field trip attending this event to demonstrate to potential engineers how much fun can be had as an engineering student.

Movie Night: 5:00pm - 8:00pm, Howey L1
Tau Beta Pi will be showing Iron Man II. Free popcorn and refreshments will be provided. 

Thursday, Feb. 21

Comedy Night: 7pm - 9pm, CULC
Laughing Skull comedians will come and perform. Free Chick-fil-A will be provided. 

Friday, Feb. 22

Rubik's Cube: 11am - 5pm, Student Center Table 3 & 4
How fast are you? Participants will be challenged to see how quickly they can solve one of the world's most famous puzzles. 

ISyE's Mallory Soldner, 2013 New Face of Engineering

Mallory Soldner, a Ph.D. student in the Stewart School of Industrial & Systems Engineering, was selected as the Institute of Industrial Engineers representative for the 2013 New Faces of Engineering, a program that honors promising young engineers who are contributing greatly to society, thus promoting the image of engineering globally. Soldner, along with the other honorees, were profiled in a special section of USA Today during National Engineers Week, February 17-23. Read More>>>