EWeek 2014 celebrated the contributions of science and engineering
February 7, 2014
In honor of National Engineers Week in February, MSU Engineering hosted a lineup of celebrations, activities and events to emphasize the importance of the contributions made through engineering, science and technical skills.
National Engineers Week was started in 1951 by the National Society of Professional Engineers and began in conjunction with President George Washington’s birthday, who is considered the country’s first engineer.
At MSU, EWeek offered a lineup of fun and professional development activities. See the entire EWeek schedule at http://www.egr.msu.edu/careers/engineers-week-2014
Some highlights from the week included:
Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014
Engineering Day from noon to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 16, at the Impression 5 Science Center in Lansing; participants had a chance to meet with MSU engineering clubs for engineering-themed activities. More information, www.impression5.org or by calling (517) 485-8116.
Monday, Feb. 17
Celebrate Engineering Luncheon – free pizza at noon in the Engineering Building (EB) lobby.
Dress for Success, 8 p.m., Wilson Hall C102
Student Professional Awareness Conference, 7 p.m., 1345 Engineering Building
Tuesday, Feb. 18
Graduate Panel, 6-8 p.m., 1345 Engineering Building
Video Game Tournament, 8 p.m., 2400 Engineering Building
Wednesday, Feb. 19
Resume and Interview Express, Noon to 3 p.m., EB lobby
Speed Networking, 4-5:30 p.m., 2400 Engineering Building
An Evening with Industry Banquet: From 6-8:30 p.m., the annual celebration was co-sponsored by the Women in Engineering Program, Diversity Programs Office and the Center for Spartan Engineering, and hosted by the Society of Women Engineers at the Spartan Club in Spartan Stadium. About 200 students and 100 employer representatives heard a keynote address by Cecelia Smith, vice president and general manager of mixed signal automotive at Texas Instruments Inc. During the evening, MSU alumna Betty Shanahan, who recently retired as the executive director of the Society of Women Engineers, was honored.
Thursday, Feb. 20
2014 Engineering Expo: More than 1,000 engineering students roamed the halls of the Engineering Building during The Engineering Expo, an interactive, information sharing event and a chance for students to gain knowledge of companies, interact with alumni, network with professional engineers and get the "insider" information lacking in the regular career fair model See Participating companies list.
Friday, Feb. 21
Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Symposium Day, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Brody
Junkyard Wars, 4-8 p.m., IM West Tennis Courts
Sunday, Feb. 23
Broomball, 2-4 p.m., Munn