Engineers Week Kick-Off

The Michigan Tech Lode, the student newspaper at Michigan Technological University, recently profiled the upcoming campus activities for Engineers Week or E-week. In 2012, the Michigan Tech department chair of Engineering Fundamentals began hosting E-week activities. This year the Michigan Beta Chapter of Tau Beta Pi at Tech has taken the planning responsibilities with the assistance of the Alpha Society on campus. Read the article

Some of the festivities and events include: an industry panel, a cake celebration, a cardboard sled race, and engineering activities with Houghton Elementary students. Visit the Facebook page for all the details

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New Faces of Engineering-College Edition is a program of DiscoverE (formerly known as the National Engineers Week Foundation) and its partners. Funding is provided by NCEES (National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying). Each fall, College Edition recognizes the accomplishments of 3rd, 4th and 5th year engineering students by highlighting their academic successes and student contributions to the industry and participating engineering society. Each participating organization can nominate up to three students with winners being announced on April 2. Twelve of this year’s New Faces of Engineering-College Edition nominees are members of Tau Beta Pi. They are:

1. Seth D. Fortney, PA A 2014, chemical engineering, AIChE
2. Racheal L. Cooley, AL E 2014, civil engineering, ASCE
3. Mitchell P. Hoesing, SD B 2013, mechanical engineering, ASHRAE
4. Erin C. Miller , PA B 2014, architectural engineering, ASHRAE
5. Steve Xiaoyi Zhang, CA E 2015, computer science & engineering, Chinese Institute of Engineers
6. Turner L. Cotterman, SC A 2015, electrical engineering (2013 TBP Scholar), IEEE (USA)
7. Michael A. Pruszinske, IA A 2015, computer engineering, IEEE (USA)
8. Matthew B. Satcher, MO E 2013, aerospace engineering, NOGLSTP
9. Vivianna Gamez Molina, AZ G 2014, environmental engineering (TBP chapter president), SHPE
10. Andrew J. DeCheck, TX D 2014, petroleum engineering, SPE
11. Savannah C. Goodman, IL A 2014, civil & environmental engineering, SWE
12. Sara A. Lillard, CA M 2014, aerospace engineering (TBP chapter president), SWE

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Engineers Week begins February 16 and runs through February 22. You can find more information on the DiscoverE website, including ideas on how to participate, important dates such as Girl Day, and other awards and recognitions associated with the program. DiscoverE “helps unite, mobilize, and support the engineering and technology volunteer communities.” Read more here

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