“Engineering New Horizons” is the theme of 2015 Engineers Week.
The University of Toledo College of Engineering, the UT Engineering Council and several student groups have activities scheduled to celebrate Monday through Friday, Feb. 23-27.
“Each year, Engineers Week celebrates the many contributions of engineers to society,” Dr. Steven LeBlanc, interim dean of the UT College of Engineering, said. “From cell phones to automobiles, from clean burning fuels to medical devices, engineers are involved in producing most of the things we use on a daily basis. Engineers improve lives and make the world a better place.
“Our UT College of Engineering produces top-notch engineering graduates, and Engineers Week allows us to showcase our students. It gives us an opportunity to engage the community and local students in some engineering-related activities.”
Listed by date, events will include:
Monday, Feb. 23
• Engineers Week Kickoff, 11:30 a.m., first floor of Nitschke Hall. Stop by for a free slice of pizza and sunglasses.
• Minute to Win It, noon, first floor of Nitschke Hall. Students will race to complete a series of tasks in the least amount of time.
• Jeopardy, 2 p.m., Nitschke Hall Room 1027. Students will test their engineering knowledge.
• Egg-Drop Contest, 3 p.m., first floor of Nitschke Hall. Students will test their small, lightweight containers designed to protect a raw egg dropped from successive heights.
• Straw Tower, 4 p.m., North Engineering Building Room 1022. Students will attempt to build the tallest straw tower.
• Corn Hole Tournament, 6 p.m., Nitschke Hall Auditorium.
Tuesday, Feb. 24
• Engineer for a Day, 9:30 a.m., Nitschke Hall. Area high school students will visit the University to tour engineering facilities. After a luncheon on campus, the students will shadow professional engineers in the community.
• Tug-of-War, 1 p.m., first floor of Nitschke Hall. Students and faculty members will see who has more pull.
• Bingo, 3 p.m., North Engineering Building Room 1022.
• Homemade Ice Cream, 4 p.m., first floor of Nitschke Hall. Who knew an endothermic reaction could make such a tasty treat? Stop by to make some frozen goodness in less than 15 minutes.
Wednesday, Feb. 25
• Engineering Career Expo, 12:30 to 4:30 p.m., Nitschke Hall. UT engineering students and alumni may register to attend this event, where some 130 companies will have representatives on hand to recruit employees.
Thursday, Feb. 26
• Life-Size Jenga, 11:30 a.m., first floor of Nitschke Hall. Try your skill removing wood blocks and building a tower.
• Static Cling Challenge, 12:30 p.m., first floor of Palmer Hall. Students will use static electricity to see how many balloons will stick to them.
• ChmE Crosswords, 1 p.m., Nitschke Hall Room 1027. Crossword clues will be based on concepts from chemistry and chemical engineering.
• Putt-Putt Golf, 2 p.m., first floor of Nitschke Hall. Student organizations will tee it up and design challenging miniature golf holes.
Friday, Feb. 27
• Rube Goldberg Competition, noon, Thomas and Betsy Brady Innovation Center. Student teams will construct the most creative and complex contraptions to complete a simple task.
• Build a Bridge, 2 p.m., Thomas and Betsy Brady Innovation Center. Students will build bridges using toothpicks and white glue, then test the bridges by adding weight until the structure fails.
For more information, contact Jon Pawlecki, director of student services in the College of Engineering, at email@example.com or 419.530.8045.