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Texas A&M-Kingsville to host events for National Engineers Week

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To celebrate engineers everywhere, Texas A&M University-Kingsville will host a week of celebration during National Engineers Week, the week of Feb. 16.

Events will kick off on Monday, Feb. 17, with cake and punch from 12:30 to 2 p.m. in the Engineering Complex. On Tuesday, Feb. 18, student organizations will have a showcase from 9 a.m. to noon in the Engineering Complex.

The community is invited to an open house event on Wednesday, Feb. 19, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on the first floor of the Engineering Complex. The community will have an opportunity to learn about the College of Engineering. Thursday, Feb. 20, will be “Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day” with guest speaker and alumni Amanda Estrada from Kiewit Offshore Services. The event is set for 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in Kleberg Room 149.

E-Week will end on Friday, Feb. 21, with the Engineers Week Competition from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Student Recreation Center. About 130 students from the Coastal Bend area will work to design a project that will be judged in the Student Recreation Center. Judging will be from 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and the award presentation will be from 1:30 p.m. to 2 p.m.

According the National Society of Professional Engineers, E-Week was founded in 1951 and is dedicated to ensuring a diverse and well-educated future engineering workforce by increasing understanding of engineering and technology careers.

FRANK H. DOTTERWEICH COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING

ENGINEERS WEEK EVENTS:

Monday, Feb. 17           

Engineering Week Kick-off - Enjoy cake & punch
Time: 1– 2 p.m.
Location: ENG Complex 1st floor                                                

Tuesday, Feb. 18

Showcase of Engineering Honor Societies and Organizations
Time: 9 a.m. – noon
Location: ENG Complex 1st floor               

Wednesday, Feb. 19

College of Engineering Community Open House
Time: 5:30 – 7 p.m.
Location: ENG Complex 1st floor 

Thursday, Feb. 20

Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day - Speaker: Amanda Estrada
Time: 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Location: Kleberg Engineering Bldg. Rm. 149

Friday, Feb. 21

Engineering Challenge for High School & Middle School Students
Time: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Location: Texas A&M University–Kingsville Student Recreation Center 

Category: General Univ, Engineering

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