FAU Celebrates National Engineers Week

Florida Atlantic University’s College of Engineering and Computer Science will celebrate “Engineers Week 2016: Engineering the Tides of Change” from Monday, Feb. 22 to Friday, Feb. 26.

Former NASA astronaut Steve Swanson will visit FAU as part of National Engineers Week.


By kelsie-weekes | 2/22/2016

Florida Atlantic University’s College of Engineering and Computer Science will celebrate “Engineers Week 2016: Engineering the Tides of Change” from Monday, Feb. 22 to Friday, Feb. 26. The annual week of events is designed to increase awareness of the engineering profession and recognize the accomplishments and contributions engineers make to society.

            All events will take place at FAU’s Boca Raton campus, 777 Glades Road.

 

Kickoff Event

Monday, Feb. 22 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Traditions Plaza

Former NASA astronaut and FAU alumnus Steve Swanson will give the opening remarks, followed by music, food, games, demos and more.

 

Brain Bowl

Monday, Feb. 22 from 5 to 6:30 p.m.

The Burrow, Student Union

Teams of four students from each discipline will answer trivia questions while classmates cheer for them. This event includes raffles and prizes.

 

Steve Swanson Presentation

Tuesday, Feb. 23 from 10 to 11 a.m.

Grand Palm Room, Student Union

Former NASA astronaut and FAU alumnus Steve Swanson will speak to students about his experiences on the International Space Station and about life as an astronaut.

 

Walk on Water Competition

Tuesday, Feb. 23 from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.

FAU Campus Recreation Center Pool

Teams designed floating shoes for a competition to see which shoe is able to cross a swimming pool first without falling to the bottom of the pool. Awards will be in the following categories: fastest shoes; best analysis; and most creative.

 

Technical Career Fair

Wednesday, Feb. 24 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

FAU Campus Recreation Center, MAC Gym

Employers will be on-hand to speak with student seeking a job in the fields of engineering, computer science, information systems/technology, and other technology-related areas.

 

IoT Hardware Hackathon

Wednesday, Feb. 24 at 5 p.m.

Engineering East 213 & 208B

Teams of students will prototype an internet-connected device to solve a given challenge. All teams will receive free hardware to prototype and develop their designs, as well as training from IBM engineers on using Bluemix web services for the Internet of Things (IoT).

 

Professional Mixer

Wednesday, Feb. 24 from 6 to 8 p.m.

The Burrow, Student Union

Network with fellow students and members of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Broward Professional Chapter. All majors are welcome to attend.

 

IoT Hardware Hackathon Finals

Thursday, Feb. 25 from 2 to 4:30 p.m.

Engineering East, The Cube

Teams will present their final demos at 2 p.m. and prizes will be announced at 4 p.m.

 

Dean’s Forum

Friday, Feb. 26 from 4 to 5 p.m.

Engineering East 106

Meet Mohammad Ilyas, Ph.D., dean of the College of Engineering and Computer Science. Submitted questions will be discussed at the forum.

 

For more information, visit http://s.fau.edu/eweek2016. or contact Cheryl Halle at 561-297-1399.

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