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Engineers Week 2015

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 22-28

Full Calendar will be released soon.

E-Week Student Challenge

Click here to register

Registrations must be received no later than November 21, 2014. Entries will be judged at the men's basketball game February 21, 2015.

The E-Week Student Organization Challenge will address the issues of energy and sustainability. All student organizations are encouraged to participate in the challenge. Each team will receive a $50 stipend to offset the cost of materials related to the project.

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

Teams may choose either topic, but are not required to do both.

Topic 1: Use an alternative energy source to power a device that is appropriate to your discipline.

Topic 2: In a device or through the use of innovative processes, reduce energy consumption by 25% in a given scenario. 

Requirements:

At minimum, you must:

  • Create a poster describing the topic you chose, your proposed solution and the research that you did to support your solution.

Additional points will be awarded for creativity. You are encouraged to include other items to illustrate your solution, such as a model, a short video, a detailed diagram, or another format through which to give your information. A rubric with all possible points will be provided once your team is registered.

Rules

  1. Participating student organizations must register for the E-Week Student Organization Challenge at uta.edu/engineering/eweek NO LATER THAN November 21.
  2. Only current UTA engineering student organizations are eligible.
  3. Unaffiliated student groups and single students are not eligible to compete.
  4. Student organizations may submit only one entry per organization.
  5. Students who are members of multiple organizations must pick one organization with which to participate for this contest.
  6. Each team must have a faculty advisor (may or may not be the organization’s advisor).
  7. No collaboration with or discussion of projects with other groups is allowed.
  8. Projects will be displayed and judged by representatives of local energy companies at College of Engineering night at the men’s basketball game February 21.
    1. Projects must be set up at the Dan Dipert Welcome Center no later than 5:30 p.m. on February 21.
    2. Projects must be able to be transported to the College Park Center Concourse at 7 p.m.
    3. The decision of the judges is final.
  9. Prizes will be awarded for the top three submissions, plus a “fan favorite” voted on by fans attending the basketball game.

Questions? Contact Jeremy Agor (agor@uta.edu) or Tracey Faulkinbury (tracey@uta.edu).

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