February 19-21, 2014 is recognized as National Engineers Week.
National Engineers Week is observed by more than 70 engineering, education, and cultural societies, and more than 50 corporations and government agencies. The purpose of National Engineers Week is to call attention to the contributions to society that engineers make. It is also a time for engineers to emphasize the importance of learning math, science, and technical skills. The celebration of National Engineers Week was started in 1951 by the National Society of Professional Engineers in conjunction with President George Washington's birthday. President Washington is considered as the nation's first engineer, notably for his survey work.
Southern Utah University’s Integrated Engineering Department will sponsor the annual Engineering Week. The event will begin on Wednesday, Feb. 19 and conclude on Friday, Feb. 21, 2014. The three-day event will consist of a day of engineering competitions on Wednesday, a guest speaker on Thursday, and will conclude with an awards banquet on Friday in the Great Hall.
Teachers are invited to bring their middle school, junior high school, and high school students, along with project work that they have constructed, to this event.
It is imperative that schools pre-register the names of all contestants and participants online before 5:00 p.m. on Monday, February 10, 2014.
Southern Utah University’s Engineering Week staff members will judge all events. Winners will receive their awards at the awards banquet on Friday, February 21, 6:00 – 8:00 pm, Hunter Conference Center Great Hall.
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Check-In: 8:30 – 9:30 a.m., Sharwan Smith Center Ballroom
Welcome and Kickoff Ceremony: 9:00 – 9:30 a.m., Sharwan Smith Center Ballroom
NOTE: No additional entries will be accepted after 9:30 a.m.
Competitions: 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. in various locations; see below
Efficient Bridge Building Contest: Ballroom
Balloon Race: Ballroom
Paper Airplane: Ballroom
Catapult/Trebuchet: Lawn NW of Tech Building (old baseball field)
CAD Shootout: TH 120
Pinewood Derby: TH 010
Pinewood Style: TH 010
Scavenger Hunt: 10:30 – 11:30 a.m., start at Sharwan Smith Center Foyer
Closing Ceremony: 11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Sharwan Smith Center Ballroom
Thursday, February 20, 2014
CARAT Seminar: Center for Applied Research and Advanced Technology
Guest Lecturer: Chuck Taylor, President of Syberjet, 4:00 pm in the Sharwan Smith Center Theater
Friday, February 21, 2014
Awards Banquet: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., Hunter Conference Center, Great Hall
NOTE: Those wishing to attend the awards banquet need to RSVP before 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 18 to Daun Young, 435-586-7977.
Registration Information: http://suu.edu/cose/ie/engineeringweek/
Competition Specs: http://suu.edu/cose/ie/engineeringweek/contests.html