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FAU’s College of Engineering and Computer Science Celebrates National Engineers Week
BOCA RATON, FL (March 10, 2008) – Annually, the Florida Atlantic University Engineering Student Council and the College of Engineering and Computer Science celebrate National Engineers Week, a nationwide initiative to increase awareness about the profession and honor the achievement of engineers. During the week of February 17, several events were hosted to commemorate this special occasion.
The week began with a kick-off brunch on Monday, February 18. Approximately 300 students attended this special reception, as professors served fine cuisine, catered by Chartwells.
On, Wednesday, February 20, approximately 300 people celebrated FAU Engineers Week Mardi Gras style, complete with a jousting arena, carnival games, tarot card readings, and FAU professors who volunteered to get dunked in the dunk tank. Dr. Karl Stevens, dean of the College of Engineering and Computer Science, provided a guest appearance as the Mardi Gras King.
On Thursday, February 21, the second annual Brain Bowl, Deal Or No Deal competition took place, featuring Dr. Amir Abtahi as Howie Mandel. Five teams competed for first place, with the mechanical engineering team emerging as the champions.
The week concluded with a panel discussion showcasing the talents and experiences of FAU graduates now working in the field of engineering or computer science.
In honor of this year’s event, Tyco International Ltd., a world leader in electronic security and fire protection solutions, sponsored a competition for all engineering students. The competition entailed the schematic design of a new application or improvement on their existing security tags.
National Engineers Week events were sponsored by Tyco International Ltd., FAU Business Services, FAU Student Government, CH2M Hill, Inc., Balfour Beatty Construction, Citrix Systems, Inc. and Jamestown.
For more information about National Engineers Week, contact Ashley McGee at call 561-297-2952.
Florida Atlantic University 's College of Engineering and Computer Science is committed to providing accessible and responsive programs of education and research recognized nationally for their high quality. Course offerings are presented on-campus, off-campus, and through distance learning in bioengineering, civil engineering, computer engineering, computer science, electrical engineering, geomatics engineering, mechanical engineering and ocean engineering. For more information about the college, please visit www.eng.fau.edu .