UTEP College of Engineering to Host Activities for National Engineers Week
February 20, 2017
In celebration of National Engineers Week, known as E- week, The University of Texas at El Paso's College of Engineering will host a series of events and activities starting Monday, Feb. 20, 2017. College tours will kick off the E-week celebration with students from Parkland High School, Transmountain Early College High School, Chapin High School Pre-Engineering Magnet Program and Montwood High School visiting UTEP's engineering facilities.
Starting Tuesday, Feb. 21, activities will include an interactive vehicle display. General Motors will display a 2017 Stingray Corvette and a 2017 Bolt.
"General Motors is delighted to participate in Engineering Week," said Rachel Wood, university relations strategist at GM. "We are excited to share some of our latest products with you. UTEP Miners will be a part of the next generation of GM employees who will continue to push the boundaries of what can be accomplished in the automotive industry."
GM representatives also will deliver a series of panel discussions and presentations.
Through the college's standing partnership with Lockheed Martin, the company will again bring their hands-on jet simulators to campus. Students will have the opportunity to interact with engineers from Lockheed Martin and test the capabilities of the simulators.
A number of student organizations also will celebrate this year's E week by organizing community outreach visits. The Society of Women Engineers will be going to Charles Middle School to raise awareness of the broad range of careers in the engineering field. SWE will engage students by teaching them how construct engineering mechanisms out of straws.
The Department of Engineering Education & Leadership will be giving visiting students a sneak peek into UTEP's engineering facilities and holding presentations in the E-Lead laboratories. Students will get a chance to see the engineering "Studios", where all the current students take their classes. Attendants will also get a chance to meet professors and current students.