Wednesday, February 14, 2007
Special Edition-National Engineers Week

Quote of the Day
"Innovation needs to be nurtured throughout an organization. Management is doing things right, whereas leadership is doing the right things."
- Dean Kamen

Drexel Celebrates 13th Annual National Engineers Week 2007

Engineers Week will begin on Monday, February 19, 2007. This year marks Drexel University’s College of Engineering’s 5th annual Engineers Week held in conjunction with National Engineers Week.

Drexel’s Engineers Week is sponsored by Arkema Inc. and Lockheed Martin. Packed with an array of daily events, this week-long celebration culminates in a banquet to honor Drexel's Engineer of the Year, Dean Kamen. As an inventor, Kamen holds more than 440 U.S. and foreign patents, many of them for innovative medical devices that have expanded the frontiers of healthcare worldwide. Kamen is also the founder of FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics, an endeavor that Drexel’s College of Engineering has long supported.

The schedule of events follows below.

Monday, February 19
The Egg Drop Competition

Time: 11 a.m.
Location: Great Court, Main Building, 32nd and Chestnut Streets
Drexel engineering students and faculty will compete to see whose eggs will survive the freefall from the top of the Great Court steps.
For more information, contact Stacey Caiazzo at
The Kickoff Event will follow at 2 p.m. For more information, contact Stephanie Ramsey at

Alumni Concrete Canoe Reunion
Time: 6 to 9 p.m.
Location: Bossone Atrium, Edmund D. Bossone Research Enterprise Center,
Market Street between 31st and 32nd Streets.
The Student Chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) will host the CAEE (Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering) reunion. For more information, contact Kyle Rutherford at

Tuesday, February 20
Drexel’s CoE High School Day
Time: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Area high school students will visit the College of Engineering and participate in lab tours and meet with CoE students, faculty and staff. For more information, visit, or contact Joanne Ferroni at

National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) Dinner
Time: 6 to 9:30 p.m.
Location: Anthony J. Drexel Picture Gallery, third floor, Main Building, 32nd and Chestnut Streets.
Congressman Chakah Fatah will be the keynote speaker with Philadelphia watercolorist Joe Barker's artwork displayed in the gallery. Entertainment will be provided by Point Breeze Dance Academy. For more information, contact Lloyd Emelle at

Wednesday, February 21
Annual Honors Day Awards Ceremony and Reception
Time: 5 p.m.
Location: Main Building Auditorium, 32nd and Chestnut Streets
For more information, contact Katie Gibson at

Basketball Game, Drexel playing William & Mary
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Location: Daskalakis Athletic Center, 33rd and Market Streets
Join the CoE Alumni Association in the Hazam Maragah Hospitality Suite. Tip-off is at 7:30 p.m. For more information, contact Lydia Kokolskyj at

Thursday, February 22
3rd Annual Career Fair
Time: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Location: Bossone Lobby, Edmund D. Bossone Research Enterprise Center, Market Street, between 31st and 32nd Streets. CoE and Steinbright Career Development Center are co-hosting the Career Fair. Engineering firms and companies from around the region will be recruiting undergraduate and graduate students from all disciplines. Don’t miss this great opportunity to network and distribute your resume to leading engineering companies. For more information, visit or call 215-895-2185.

Astronaut Reunion
Time: 3:30 p.m.
Location: Bossone Auditorium, Edmund D. Bossone Research Enterprise Center, Market Street, between 31st and 32nd Streets. Witness Drexel history with a gathering of Drexel’s three astronaut alumni, Dr. James Bagian ‘73, Chris Ferguson ‘84 and Paul Richards ’87. CoE and the Engineering Graduate Association (EGA) will host a panel discussion. For more information, contact Lydia Kokolskyj at

Friday, February 23
Engineering New Frontiers Lecture
Time: 12:30 p.m.
Location: Bossone Auditorium, Edmund D. Bossone Research Enterprise Center, Market Street, between 31st and 32nd Streets.
Dr. Michel Barsoum, distinguished professor of materials science and engineering, will present the lecture titled “The Mystery of the Great Pyramids of Egypt: A Partial Solution.” The lecture will be Web cast at
For more information, Katie Gibson at

Engineer of the Year Lecture and Banquet
Time: 5 p.m.
Location: Rittenhouse Hotel, 210 West Rittenhouse Square
Dean Kamen, president of DEKA Research & Development Corporation, founder of FIRST Robotics and inventor of the Segway, will be honored as the 2007 Engineer of the Year.

*Please note that event times and locations are subject to change.

For more information, visit

Approved under the authority of Dr. Stephen W. Director, Provost

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