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Engineers Week

Overview

Every year, the college celebrates Engineers Week during the week of George Washington's birthday (February 22). The founding father is considered America's first engineer.  The College of Engineering will reach out to the University and the surrounding community to showcase what engineers do and why they are important in daily life.

Calendar of Events

February 10-20

Mr. Engineering and Ms. Engineering Campaigning and Elections (CLICK HERE for more information and to register to campaign. DEADLINE TO REGISTER: February 7)

Monday, February 10

Noon - 12:50 - Résumé Workshop (100 NH), Free

Wednesday, February 12

Noon - 12:50 - Interview Workshop (100 NH), Free

Saturday, February 15

7:30 pm - COE Night at UTA Men's Basketball Game (College Park Center) $3 Discount Tickets and FREE T-shirt to first 1,000 guests!

Monday, February 17

All Events in Nedderman Hall Atrium Unless Otherwise Noted
10 am to 2 pm - Student Organizations Displays, Free (Student Orgs CLICK HERE to register and for more information)
Noon - E-Week Kickoff Lunch (FREE for Engineering Students, hosted by College of Engineering Dean)
TBD - Gaming Night (hosted by ACM), Free

Tuesday, February 18

All Events in Nedderman Hall Atrium Unless Otherwise Noted
8 am to 1 pm - Dean for a Day Swap (CLICK HERE to submit a request to swap places with the Dean and for more information)
10 am to 3 pm - COE Career Fair, Free to Students (Employers: CLICK HERE to register for the Career Fair)
12:30 pm to 1:30 pm - Lunch & Learn Discussion with Industry Leaders (100NH), Free
Noon to 2 pm - Hot Dog Sale (Hosted by IEEE/ANS), Food will be for sale to raise money for the student organization
3 pm to 6 pm - Date Auction (hosted by IIE) (More Information and To Register: CLICK HERE)

6 pm to 8:30 pm - IIE Joint Meeting (100NH), Free

 

Wednesday, February 19

All Events in Nedderman Hall Atrium Unless Otherwise Noted
10 am to 2 pm - Departmental Displays NH Atrium (Departments: CLICK HERE to register and for more information), Free
Noon to 2 pm - Pizza Sale (Hosted by ESC), Food will be for sale to raise money for the student organization
TBD - Industry Tours (Medtronic and Frontiers of Flight Museum), Free, but limited space (More information and to Register: CLICK HERE)
5 pm to 7 pm - Distinguished Speaker Series (Reception at 5 pm Rady Room (601 NH); Lecture at 6 pm: 100NH), Free

Thursday, February 20

All Events in Nedderman Hall Atrium Unless Otherwise Noted
10 am to 3 pm - Civil Engineering Career Fair, Free to Students (Employers: CLICK HERE to register for the Career Fair)
12:30 pm to 1:30 pm - Lunch & Learn Discussion with Industry Leaders (100NH), Free
Noon to 2 pm - Nachos Food Sale (Hosted by SWE), Food will be for sale to raise money for the student organization

Friday, February 21

All Events in Nedderman Hall Atrium Unless Otherwise Noted
Noon - Pie-The-Professor and Pie-Eating Contest (Engineering Mall (Rain/Cold Location: NH Atrium), Free (More Information Coming Soon)
Noon to 2 pm - Taco Sale (Hosted by SHPE or AIAA), Food will be for sale to raise money for the student organization
6 pm to 9 pm - COE Awards Banquet (By Invitation Only) Reception at 6 pm; Dinner at 7 pm
9 pm to 12 am - Engineering Disco Formal Dance and Mr. & Ms. Engineering Crowning (More information will be coming soon)

Saturday, February 22

1:30 pm to 6 pm - UTA Planetarium Back to the Moon for Good Reception and Displays

E-Week Student Organization Challenge

Water World

During Engineers Week (Feb. 16-22), UTA engineering student organizations are invited to compete in the E-Week Student Organization Challenge.

One of the Grand Challenges for Engineering set forth by the National Academy of Engineering is providing access to clean water. According to water.org, more than 3.4 million people die each year from water, sanitation, and hygiene-related causes; women spend 200 million hours per day collecting water; and 780 million people (about one in nine) lack access to an improved water source.  

The Challenge will address the issue of access to clean water. Download the complete rules and requirements. Each team that competes in the E-Week Challenge must be composed of members from one engineering student organization. Teams must have at least two members. Only one team from each organization may compete.

Deadline: Please submit your top three topic choices to Dr. Carter Tiernan (tiernan@uta.edu) by January 27 to avoid multiple submissions on the same topic.

Prizes for the E-Week Student Organization Challenge

First place:       $300 toward reimbursable expenses or travel for your organization
Second place:   $150 toward reimbursable expenses or travel for your organization
Third place:       Pizza party for your organization (up to 30 members/ $100 max value)
Fan Favorite:     Plaque

The challenge has two parts: a research component and a solution to a hypothetical water problem. Both parts must be completed.

Part I: Research Component

Research a real-world topic in your engineering discipline that is related to water and create a brief report on your topic. Some examples might be desalination, cleaning up pollution, scarcity, or transport. 

Part II: The Problem

Assume that you and your engineering student organization colleagues are a group of the leading experts in the world in your field. You are focused on water issues in a particular region. Your region is bounded by a large body of water, but much of the water is unusable to sustain life. There are other water sources in the region, but none within 100 miles. You have been asked to find a way to provide usable water to sustain the region. How will you do so?

Dates for Engineers Week Through 2016.

2014 - February 16-22
2015 - February 22-28
2016 - February 21-27