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College Will Host Many Events for Engineers Week

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

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. During Engineers Week, the College of Engineering reaches out to the University and the surrounding community to showcase what engineers do and why they are important in daily life.

As usual, the College has a full slate of activities for students, staff and faculty.


The week kicks off with College of Engineering Night at the Mavericks' men's basketball game against Texas State. Tickets are $3 apiece (, use promo code UTACOE) prior to the game or $5 at the door. The first 1,000 fans will get a College of Engineering t-shirt.

For the first time, there will be two career fairs, one for all specialties, and one for Civil Engineers. More than 40 employers will be on-campus to talk to students seeking jobs.

On the educational side, there will be lunch and learns with industry professionals and industry tours. Also, the College of Engineering Distinguished Speaker Series will host James McLurkin, who will talk about his work with robotic swarms.

Finally, several social events will occur. From glow-in-the-dark ping pong to a disco formal to pie-the-professor and a pie-eating contest, there's fun for everyone.

The full schedule is available at the link above or at