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13th Annual National Engineers Week Celebration
Drexel’s College of Engineering (CoE) will celebrate National Engineers Week February 18 to 24. To mark the occasion, the College will host a variety of events to promote awareness and understanding of the field of engineering and the importance of a technical education and to provide tools and information for Greater Philadelphia youth to pursue engineering careers.
During Engineers Week, the College will honor Dean Kamen as Drexel’s Engineer of the Year. Kamen, head of DEKA Research & Development Corporation, invented the Segway self-transportation system and holds more than 440 U.S. and foreign patents, many of them for innovative medical devices that have expanded the frontiers of health care worldwide. Kamen is also the founder of FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics, an endeavor that the CoE has long supported.
The Engineers Week schedule of events includes:
Monday, February 19
The Egg Drop Competition
11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Great Court, Main Building.
Drexel engineering students and faculty compete to see whose eggs will survive the freefall from the top of the Great Court steps.
Alumni Concrete Canoe Reunion
6 to 9 p.m., Bossone Atrium.
The student chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers will host this event for civil, architectural, and environmental engineering alumni.
Tuesday, February 20
High School Engineering Exploration Day @ Drexel University
9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Bossone Research Enterprise Center.
Area high school students will have the opportunity to gain hands-on math and science experience by working in laboratories with Drexel’s engineering students and faculty.
The National Society of Black Engineers’ Dinner Party
6 to 9:30 p.m., Anthony J. Drexel Picture Gallery.
Congressman Chakah Fatah will be the keynote speaker, and the work of Philadelphia watercolorist Joe Barker will be featured in the gallery. Entertainment will be provided by Point Breeze Dance Academy.
Wednesday, February 21
Honors Day Ceremony and Reception
5 p.m., Main Building Auditorium.
Outstanding engineering students will be recognized for their academic achievements. A reception will immediately follow the ceremony.
Drexel Men’s Basketball Game
6:30 p.m., Hospitality Suite, Daskalakis Athletic Center.
Hosted by the CoE and the CoE Alumni Association. The Dragons will take on the Tribe of William & Mary. Tip-off is at 7:30pm.
Thursday, February 22
College of Engineering Annual Career Fair
10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Bossone Lobby.
CoE and the Steinbright Career Development Center are hosting the 3rd Annual Career Fair. Engineering firms and regional companies will be recruiting undergraduate and graduate students from all disciplines.
3:30 p.m., Bossone Auditorium.
CoE and the Engineering Graduate Association will host a panel discussion with Drexel’s three astronaut alumni, Dr. James Bagian ‘73, Paul Richards ‘87 and Chris Ferguson ‘84.
Friday, February 23
Engineering New Frontiers Lecture
12:30 p.m., Bossone Auditorium.
Dr. Michel Barsoum, professor of materials science and engineering, will give a seminar about his theory of the use of concrete in the construction of the Great Pyramids of Giza.
Engineer of the Year Lecture and Banquet
5 p.m., Grand Ballroom, The Rittenhouse Hotel, 210 W. Rittenhouse Square.
The Engineer of the Year award is presented to an engineer to recognize his or her cumulative outstanding accomplishments in the field of engineering.
*Please note that event times and locations are subject to change.
For more information, visit www.drexel.edu/ coe/news/engineers-week/index.html.