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FAU College of Engineering and Computer Science to Celebrate ‘National Engineers Week’

BOCA RATON, FL (February 20, 2012) – Florida Atlantic University’s College of Engineering and Computer Science will celebrate “National Engineers Week” beginning today through Wednesday, February 23.  The annual event is held to increase awareness of the engineering profession and to showcase the accomplishments and contributions engineers make in society. 

All events will take place at FAU’s Boca Raton campus, 777 Glades Road:
Kickoff Event
Monday, February 20, from 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
EG, Building 36 Lobby

Sponsored by FAU's Triangle Fraternity, the College of Engineering and Computer Science will kick-off "National Engineers Week" with a lunch served by College faculty and staff and presentations made by the engineering and computer science student clubs and professional societies.

 



Pre-College Event
Tuesday, February 21, from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Live Oak Pavilion, FAU Student Union

Local students in grades six through 12 will have an opportunity to participate in engineering competitions followed by tours of engineering labs and the College of Engineering and Computer Science's new LEED® Platinum Level Certified "Green" building. Students will have lunch on campus and will have an opportunity to see a U.S. Air Force F-22 Mini Raptor fighter jet.

 


 
Showcase, Lecture and Cookout
Wednesday, February 22, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
EE, Building 96, First Floor and Patio

The College of Engineering and Computer Science will highlight the best of the engineering industry, employers and students. Students will have the opportunity to hear from featured industry speakers, learn from innovative companies, showcase their projects and attend career development workshops. At 1 p.m., there will be a special presentation by Colonel Paul E. Roege, P.E., chief of the Operational Energy Office of the U.S. Army on "The Future Vision for Energy Systems and Security" in the Davinci room. A cookout with College of Engineering and Computer Science faculty, staff and engineering and computer science students will close out the day on the patio.

 


 
Student Engineering Competition
Thursday, February 23, from noon to 3 p.m.
EE, Building 96

Engineering and computer science students will compete in a variety of mental and physical competitions, enjoy carnival food and win giveaways and prizes. For more information, call Jessica Lewis at 561-297-2049.

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About FAU’s College of Engineering and Computer Science:
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.

About Florida Atlantic University:
Florida Atlantic University, established in 1961, officially opened its doors in 1964 as the fifth public university in Florida. Today, the University serves more than 29,000 undergraduate and graduate students on seven campuses and sites. FAU’s world-class teaching and research faculty serves students through 10 colleges: the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters, the College of Business, the College for Design and Social Inquiry, the College of Education, the College of Engineering and Computer Science, the Graduate College, the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College, the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing and the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science. FAU is ranked as a High Research Activity institution by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. For more information, visit www.fau.edu.

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