Falling Eggs Take Center Stage at Drexel's Celebration of National Engineers Week

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PHILADELPHIA, February 19, 2013

With Flyers tickets on the line, students and faculty will compete to see whose eggs will survive a 28-foot drop into a landing zone as part of Drexel’s observation of National Engineers Week (Feb. 17-23). The annual egg drop competition will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 20 on the third floor atrium of the Bossone Research Enterprise Center.

All students, faculty, alumni and professional staff are welcome to enter and attend the event, which will be led by engineering student organizations. The College of Engineering is also hosting two engineering career fairs, a video game night, engineering quizzo and a MegaBad movie night as part of the celebration.

Egg Drop Competition registration, full competition and design rules and the entire Engineers Week schedule are available at

National Engineers Week has been celebrated since 1951 when the National Society of Professional Engineers initiated it in conjunction with President George Washington’s birthday –Washington is often considered the nation’s first engineer. Now in its 62nd year, National Engineers Week is the signature program of the Engineers Week Foundation, it celebrates the positive contributions engineers make to society and is a catalyst for outreach across the country.

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