Texas Tech University's Engineers Week Events

Schedule of events for upcoming Engineers Week.

Written by: Ben Samples

Texas Tech University's College of Engineering will host a weeklong series of events in conjunction with Engineers Week, an annual nationwide observance recognizing engineers and their many contributions to society while encouraging today’s youth to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

The scheduled events are:

• Rockets Away!, an engineering and aero science workshop for eighth graders, will take place at 9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. Feb. 20 in the Red Raider Lounge of the Student Union. Students will design and build model rockets during the workshop, then head to Urbanovsky Park to watch them fly. Registration is currently at capacity.

• Pink Engineering Day will take place from 6 – 8 p.m. Feb. 20 in the Ballroom of the Student Union Building. Texas Tech University and the Society for Women Engineers will host area female middle school students in an evening commemorating women engineers and their contributions to society. Students will have the opportunity to see presentations by Texas Tech faculty and compete in an engineering design challenge.

• The Design Squad Premier Party will take place from 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Feb. 21 at the Science Spectrum, 2579 S. Loop 289. Design Squad, a new series on PBS television, follows eight high school students as they compete in engineering design challenges testing their ingenuity and wit. Students attending the party will have the opportunity to design and build their own engineering gadgets. Reservations are required: (806) 745.2525, ext. 228.

• The College of Engineering Open House will take place from 5 – 7 p.m. Feb. 22 in the Lankford Lab of the Electrical and Computer Engineering building on the TTU campus. The event will showcase state-of-the-art research labs including the heart simulator, pulsed power, and applied vision laboratories. High school students are especially encouraged to attend.

• The College of Engineering will present its hand-made Trebuchet at noon Friday in Texas Tech University’s Engineering Key. Texas Tech engineers will demonstrate the use of their trebuchet – an advanced version of the catapult.

• The Iron Ring Ceremony will begin at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 23 in Texas Tech University’s Biology Lecture Hall, room 100. The Iron Ring Society, open to graduating engineering students, serves as a reminder of the engineer’s duty to serve society, similar to the Hippocratic Oath in medicine.

• The College of Engineering Honors Convocation will take place from 9:30 – 11 a.m. Feb. 24 in Texas Tech University’s Student Union Ballroom. Students who have maintained a 3.5 GPA or higher will be recognized for their hard work and achievement.


CONTACT: Sharon Smith, communications coordinator, College of Engineering, Texas Tech University, (806) 742-3451, ext. 267, or sharon.smith@ttu.edu.