Ingenuity, Innovation and Fun Highlight National Engineers Week at UCI

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Feb. 10, 2004

 

 

MEDIA ADVISORY

INGENUITY, INNOVATION AND FUN HIGHLIGHT
NATIONAL ENGINEERS WEEK AT UCI

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EVENT:

  Students and faculty in The Henry Samueli School of Engineering will be celebrating National Engineers Week -- better known as E-Week. Now in its 31st year, E-Week features an eclectic mix of activities, including numerous competitions designed to highlight student talent, a high school outreach day, technical career fair, faculty/student softball game, and an awards banquet. This year's theme is "Engineering: Exceeding the Limits of Today."

DATES:

  Feb. 23-28, 2004

LOCATION:

  The Henry Samueli School of Engineering, UC Irvine Campus. A map of the UCI campus can be found at www.uci.edu/campusmap/.

INFORMATION:

  Erica Chung, (949) 824-2055, emchung@uci.edu or http://esc.eng.uci.edu/eweek

EVENTS SCHEDULE:

The festivities will kick off with an opening ceremony at 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 23, followed by the traditional E-Week breakfast, where professors prepare a meal for their students. The competitions, which take place during the week, include:

  • Popsicle Stick Bridge Competition — builders fabricate a Popsicle-stick bridge to support an applied load; Feb. 24, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

  • Egg Drop Competition — participants construct a package that will protect eggs dropped from the 10-story Engineering Tower; Feb. 25, 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

  • Rube Goldberg Competition — students create a complex contraption to perform a simple task; Feb. 25, 2 - 4 p.m.

  • Catapult Competition — designers must create a device to toss, propel, kick or fling a beanbag as far as possible; Feb. 26, 12:30 - 2 p.m.

In addition, more than 20 local companies will participate in the EngiTECH Career Fair Wednesday, Feb.25, as well as sponsor various activities during E-Week. For event locations, call (949) 824-2055.

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