UTEP College of Engineering to Host National Engineers Week Activities
February 22, 2016 | UNIVERSITY COMMUNICATIONS
Lockeheed Martin Engineer shows a student the different scenerios for a Combat Pilot and the capabilities of the Simulator
To celebrate National Engineers Week (E-Week), The University of Texas at El Paso's College of Engineering will host a series of engineering activities and Lockheed Martin Jet Simulators Monday, Feb. 22 through Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016.
The Engineering Student Leadership Council (ESLC) will organize the annual event for the first year, creating new activities in collaboration with different engineering student organizations.
The American Society of Civil Engineers and Texas Society of Professional Engineers will hold a soccer match at 4 p.m. Monday in Centennial Plaza.
On Tuesday, The American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Pi Tau Sigma, the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, and The Society of Mexican-American Engineers and Scientists/The Society of Hispanic and Professional Engineers will host the Suspend Game at 9 a.m. in the Engineering Breezeway. For this game, participants will attempt to suspend rods of various sizes on platforms without toppling them over. In the afternoon, they will host a game of tug-of-war in Centennial Plaza.
At 8 a.m. Wednesday, Chi Epsilon will host a wood bridge competition in the Engineering Breezeway. The competition will consist of making a bridge out of popsicle sticks within a half-hour time limit. At 5:30 p.m., Chi Epsilon will host a load testing activity in the Engineering Breezeway.
On the final day of E-Week, the Society of Women Engineers and the Society of Automotive Engineers will host Strawbees in the Engineering Breezeway from 9 to 11 a.m. and noon to 4 p.m. For this event, participants will learn to use straws to create mechanisms, such as a mechanical arm. Throughout the day there will be team mystery challenges and free build time.
Each day from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. the ESLC will hold a lunch fundraiser with free live music in the Engineering Breezeway.
Along with these activities, the College of Engineering will host Lockheed Martin Jet Simulators and two satellites. Students and visitors will have the opportunity to experience take-off, launching missiles and flight formations, as well as landing the aircraft in real-world situations.
The simulators and satellites will be set up and available to the public in the Engineering Building foyer from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday.
"This coming E-Week is meant to celebrate fellow engineering students and their efforts to innovate the future," said Esmeralda De Anda, engineering ambassador. "We look forward to having everyone join us in celebrating engineers by collaborating in some exciting and challenging activities."
For more information about E-Week activities, please visit http://engineering.utep.edu/plaza/e-week/.