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Whitacre College of Engineering Celebrating National Engineers Week

George Watson

February 22, 2016

A full list of learning opportunities and Olympic-style engineering events will be held throughout the week to promote interest in engineering and technology.

WHAT: The Whitacre College of Engineering at Texas Tech University will host several events in conjunction with National Engineers Week.

WHEN: Feb. 21-27

WHERE: Various locations within the Whitacre College of Engineering

EVENT: National Engineers Week promotes understanding of and interest in engineering and technology in order to ensure a diverse and well-educated workforce for the future. It is sponsored by the National Society of Professional Engineers.

In conjunction with National Engineers Week, the Whitacre College of Engineering will host the Engineers Week Olympics where students will compete in several events designed to promote and highlight engineering at Texas Tech.

Students will form teams of 8-10 members and participate in a variety of events throughout the week, accumulating points along the way. Prizes will be awarded to the winners at the Rock the Key closing ceremony on Friday, where students will enjoy free food.

In addition, several lectures will be delivered throughout the week.

  • Monday (Feb. 22)
    • Lyondell Lunch & Learn: Noon-12:30 p.m., Mechanical Engineering Room 146
  • Thursday (Feb. 25)
    • Tyler Technologies Lunch & Learn: 12:30-1 p.m., Civil Engineering Room 7
    • Oxy Lunch & Learn: 12:30-1 p.m., Electrical and Computer Engineering Room 226

The events included in the Olympics competition include:

  • Monday (Feb. 22)
    • Engineering Math: 9-10:30 a.m., Engineering Key
    • Giant Jenga: 2-3:30 p.m., Engineering Key
    • Trivia Night/Family Feud: 5-7 p.m., Livermore Center Room 104
  • Tuesday (Feb. 23)
    • Engineering Life Boat: 9-10:30 a.m., Engineering Key
    • Twisted Key: 2-3:30 p.m., Engineering Key
    • Engineering Pool: 5:30-8:30 p.m., Engineering Key
  • Wednesday (Feb. 24)
    • Three-point competition: 9-10:30 a.m. and 2-3:30 p.m., location TBA
    • Engineering back to basics: 5:30-8:30 p.m., Livermore Center Room 104
  • Thursday (Feb. 25)
    • Super Smash Brothers competition: 9-10:30 a.m. and 2-3:30 p.m., Engineering Opportunities Center
    • Obstacle Course: 5:30-7:30 p.m., Engineering Key/Engineering Opportunities Center
  • Friday (Feb. 26)
    • Bridge Bash competition: 5:30-10 p.m., location TBA

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CONTACT: Jamie Perez, associate director, Student Organizational Community, Whitacre College of Engineering, Texas Tech University, (806) 742-3451 or jamie.l.perez@ttu.edu