Santa Clara University


National Engineers Week

February 16-22, 2014

Plans are underway for celebrating eWeek here at Santa Clara. Check this site often to see what has been added and join us at these events planned for undergraduates, graduate students, alumni, and friends of the School of Engineering!

Read Dean Godfrey Mungal's eWeek Message.


Throughout the month of February:

All month long, SCU undergraduate engineering students are volunteering their time at an after-school program for young students at Third Street Community Center in San Jose, where February has been designated Engineering Month.

Tuesday through Sunday, February 18-23

Engineering Art Show!
8 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Bannan Engineering Laboratories

Come and see the artwork produced by our talented engineering students, faculty and staff. More information and submit entry here. Can't make it to the show? Check out our Virtual Art Show.

Tuesday, February 18

eWeek Kickoff in the Quad
1 - 3 p.m.
Engineering Quad

Join in the fun as representatives from the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) and the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) get the celebration started. Pick up your FREE eWeek t-shirt—designed by one of our very own SCU engineering students!— enjoy some desserts, and find out about other eWeek events. T-shirt supplies are limited, so get yours while they last!

Life Sciences and Biotech Careers
6 - 7 p.m.
Bannan Engineering Labs, Frugal Innovation Lab

A speaker from the Keck Graduate Institute of Applied Life Sciences will present on the mechanical engineer's role in the biotech industry. Discussion will include: an overview of the life sciences industry, recent changes and dominant factors in industry, function areas of industry careers, choosing a career path: academia or industry, the importance of networking, and why the industry needs you. Sponsored by the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES).

Exploring a Career at Cisco —Hosted by SWE
6 - 7:30 p.m.
Kenna Hall 102

Come and learn about a career at Cisco! FREE dinner will be provided.

Wednesday, February 19

49ers Stadium Tours
3:30 and 4:15 p.m.
Members of the Santa Clara University School of Engineering community will tour the new 49ers Football Stadium in Santa Clara. Sorry, due to overwhelming demand, we are no longer taking reservations for the tours.

ASHRAE Presentation on Solar Cooling
5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Kenna 218
Come enjoy some free pizza and a presentation by Sargon Ishaya, professor at San Jose State and experienced professional in the HVAC&R industry. The topic of the presentation will be solar cooling via absorption chillers and parabolic concentrators.

Movie Screening Hosted by SCU Energy Club
6 - 8 p.m.
Arts & Sciences 133
Come and view a showing of Switch, a film that is changing the energy conversation by focusing on practical realities and encouraging a balanced understanding. This award-winning, in-depth observation of all energy sources—fossil, nuclear, and renewable—has been a favorite at film festivals around the world and has been seen by millions of viewers. Join us, and see what all the fuss is about. Refreshments will be provided following the movie. Learn more and watch a trailer here.

Thursday, February 20

Engineering Student Lunch
12:30 - 2 p.m.
Locatelli Student Activity Center

Undergrads, join us for fun, festivities, and free food!

49ers Stadium Tours
3:30 and 4:15 p.m.
Members of the Santa Clara University School of Engineering community will tour the new 49ers Football Stadium in Santa Clara. Sorry, due to overwhelming demand, we are no longer taking reservations for the tours.

An Insider's Look at the 49ers Stadium
6 - 7:30 p.m.
St. Clare Room

RSVP here.
Join us as Jonathan Harvey '91, Vice President, Devcon Construction, and Project Executive for the new Niners Stadium gives us an insider's view of the building of this state-of-the-art marvel. SCU civil engineering alumni Carl Bacon '07, Chris Cannon '04, Gabriela Mercado '11, Laura Skinner '10, and Belen Verduzco '03, all employees of Turner-Devcon working on the project, will also be on hand to answer questions about the construction from their point of view.

Friday, February 21

Solar Decathlon Technology and Design
1 - 2 p.m.
Williman Room, Benson Memorial Center

Dr. Tim Hight, associate professor of mechanical engineering and faculty project manager for all three of SCU's entries in the U.S. Department of Energy's Solar Decathlon, gives an overview of the project and insight into its meaning for SCU students.

Mobile Computing for Social Benefit
2:15 - 3:15 p.m.
Frugal Innovation Lab, Bannan Engineering Laboratories

Dr. Silvia Figueira, associate professor of computer engineering, shares how SCU students are furthering SCU's mission to promote a more just, sustainable, and humane world by developing a comprehensive set of mobile applications for underserved communities worldwide.

Saturday, February 22

ACM and ACM-W Freshmen Day
12 - 5 p.m.
Bannan Engineering 325 and 326

A way to expand your knowledge about programming since school classes can't teach you everything. This event will help you get your foot into the door of the programming world. There will be workshops on scripting, website development, and Vi to Vim as well as a design sprint, to help create ideas for projects, products, and ideas for the upcoming hackathon the week after.

Sunday, February 23

2nd Annual Engineers Without Borders Kickball Tournament
2:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Bellomy Field

Since the dawn of time, mankind has been bound by only two higher entities: God, and Kickball. Get some friends together and form a team. For just $5 each, you can help support the SCU chapter of EWB, get a sweet t-shirt, and get to play kickball to your heart's content. The winning team will be awarded a trophy and a prize. To enter the tournament, sign up here. Questions? Contact Ryan Daly:

National Engineers Week Logo Engineering outreach at Third Street Community Center Wish Upon a Planet by Jason Chong Dean Mungal at undergraduate lunch Jonathan Harvey '91 Dr. Tim Hight Dr. Silvia Figueira
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