February 22, 2016

Contact: Amy Hewes
805-756-6402; ahewes@calpoly.edu

Cal Poly to Host Events for National Engineers Week Feb. 22-27

WHAT: Events that showcase student projects and engineering applications to celebrate National Engineers Week. The event is free and open to the public.

WHEN: Monday, Feb. 22 through Friday, Feb. 27

WHERE: Cal Poly – various locations

FOR MORE INFORMATION:  www.calpolyesc.com/eweek

SAN LUIS OBISPO — Cal Poly Engineering celebrates National Engineers Week
(eWeek) Monday through Friday, Feb. 22-27 with activities and events that showcase the school’s Learn by Doing approach.  

The activities, planned by the school’s Engineering Student Council, include the following highlights:

Tuesday, Feb. 23
— 9-10 a.m.: Zipline Activity, hosted by the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers student chapter. Location: Bonderson Project Center (Building 197), Room 104.
— 11 a.m.–midnight: Hacking Challenge, hosted by Sigma Phi Delta. Location: Bonderson Project Center (Building 197), Room 104.
— 11 a.m.–2 p.m.: Drought Demonstration/Seminar, hosted by the American Society of Civil Engineers student chapter and Rainworks Club. Location: Engineering IV (Building 192), Room 136.
— 6-7 p.m.: Autodesk, hosted by Pi Tau Sigma, the mechanical engineering honor society. Location: Bonderson Project Center (Building 197), Room 104.
— 6:30-8:30 p.m.: Cybersecurity and Backdoor Hacking Debate, hosted by White Hats and the Cal Poly Debate Cub. Location: University Union (Building 65), Room 220.

Wednesday, Feb. 24
— 10 a.m.–1 p.m.: The Club Showcase presents some of the college’s top student organizations. Location: University Union Plaza (outside Building 65) and Mott Lawn (outside Building 42).
— 2-4 p.m. Building Competition, hosted by the Structural Engineers Association of California student chapter. Location: Engineering West (Building 21), A-Lab (Room 100).
— 6-8:30 p.m. Underrepresented Youth Talk, hosted by the Cal Poly Society of Women Engineers. Location: Bonderson Project Center (Building 197), Room 104.

Thursday, Feb. 25
— 3-4:30 p.m.: Stryker Info Session. Location: Bonderson Project Center (Building 197), Room 104.

Friday, Feb. 26
— 10 a.m.–noon. Community and International Development Forum, hosted by Engineers Without Borders-Cal Poly. Location: Advanced Technology Laboratories (Building 7), Room 2.
— 2-4 p.m. Solar Turbines Info Session. Location: Bonderson Project Center (Building 197), Room 104.
— 7-10:30 p.m. Casino Night. Location: Advanced Technology Laboratories (Building 7), Room 2.

Saturday, Feb. 27
— 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Next Generation Mobility Challenge, hosted by Net Impact and Toyota, invites students to look at mobility in new ways and explore how the transportation industry can  be transformed to become more socially and environmentally sustainable. Advanced Technology Laboratories (Building 7), Room 2.

There are free giveaways, raffle prizes and food at many of the eWeek venues.

About eWeek:
The National Engineers Week Foundation, now known as DiscoverE, founded National Engineers Week in 1951. Each year, thousands of engineering professionals, students, teachers, and business and government leaders participate in National Engineers Week to celebrate and grow the next generation of engineers. For more information, visit discovere.org.

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