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FAU to Celebrate National Engineers Week

BOCA RATON, Fla. (February 18, 2013) – Florida Atlantic University’s College of Engineering and Computer Science will celebrate National Engineers Week from Monday, Feb. 18 to Thursday, Feb. 21, to increase awareness of the engineering profession, and to showcase the accomplishments and contributions engineers make in society. All events are co-sponsored by Modernizing Medicine, and will take place at FAU’s Boca Raton campus, 777 Glades Road.

Kickoff Event
Monday, Feb. 18 from noon to 2 p.m.
Engineering West, Lobby

Lunch will be served by College faculty and staff, with an introduction by Peter LoBello, Sr., executive advisory council chair and Mohammad Ilyas, interim dean, College of Engineering and Computer Science. Students will have the opportunity to enter raffle drawings and play table games developed by the Engineering Student Council.


Technical Writing Workshop
Monday, Feb. 18 from 3 to 4 p.m.
Engineering East, Room 212

A Technical Writing Workshop will be presented by the FAU Career Development Center.


Showcase, Lecture and Cookout
Wednesday, Feb. 20 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Various locations 

The College will highlight the best of the engineering industry, employers and students on the first floor of Engineering East. Students will have the opportunity to hear from featured industry speakers, learn from innovative companies and showcase their projects. Pete Martinez, co-chairman of the board and senior vice president for technology development at Palm Beach Medical Education Company will present a lecture titled “The Future of Engineering in Health Care,” with closing remarks by Mihai Fonoage, director of mobile development at Modernizing Medicine. from noon to 1 p.m., Alumni Hall, room 106. A cookout with College faculty, staff and engineering and computer science students will be hosted from 1 to 2 p.m. in Engineering East, Atrium,room 112, and the outdoor patio. Research in Motion will provide an information session in Engineering East, the cube, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. to present summer internships and full-time employment opportunities available to students.


Panel Discussion, Reception and Brain Bowl
Thursday, Feb. 21 from 1 to 2 p.m.
Various locations

Citizens for Clean Energy (C4CE) will host a panel discussion titled “It's All About Jobs: The Potential for New Clean Energy Jobs,” in Engineering East, room 106 The panelists include, Alex Bornique, Siemens; Buck Martinez, FPL; Susann Olrich, IBM; Rich Paul-Hus, Hypower; Tim Schneider, MCW; Clint Sockman, AGT. Students will have the opportunity to interact with the panelists with questions. A reception hosted by C4CE will follow the panel discussion in Engineering East, Da Vinci room from 2 to 3 p.m.


A Brain Bowl will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. at Coyote Jacks in the Student Union. Student teams selected by college major will compete to see who is the smartest.        

For more information, contact Jessica Lewis at 561-297-2049 or


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