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National Engineers Week

February 22-28, 2015

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.

Events

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.

Monday through Sunday, February 23-March 1

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. Can't make it to the show? Check out our Virtual Art Show.

Monday, February 23

E-Week Kick-off Event in the Quad
12:30 - 2 p.m.
Engineering Quad

Refreshments will be served and free E-Week t-shirts will be handed out. Supplies are limited, so be sure to stop by and get yours before they’re gone! Special thanks to ACM and IEEE for their support of this event.

Engineering Night @ The Bronco
6 - 8 p.m.
The Bronco, Benson Center

Come enjoy food, trivia, performances, and more! The first 50 students will receive a food voucher to be used in The Bronco or the Benson Marketplace that evening. To compete for prizes and pride, register your team of 3-4 engineering students with Amanda Khoo; or just come and join the fun!

Graduate Engineering Happy Hour
6 - 8 p.m.
Bannan Engineering Labs Lobby

Please join us in celebrating the start of 2015 Engineers Week with light appetizers and beverages. Be sure to check out the artwork on display in the lobby that was produced by our talented engineering students, faculty, and staff.

Tuesday, February 24

Planning for the New STEM Complex
5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Bannan Hall 142

An overview of the project vision, scope, and planning process will be presented by Chris Shay, Assistant Vice President for University Operations, Mark Aschheim, Professor and Civil Engineering Department Chair and member of the STEM Steering Committee and Tim Healy, Professor of Electrical Engineering and member of the STEM Steering Committee. (Please note: This event is in Bannan Hall, the Law School Building, not Bannan Engineering).

Wednesday, February 25

BMES 3D Printing Basics Workshop
4:00-5:00 p.m.
Maker Lab, Bannan Engineering Labs

If you have already completed Maker Lab training, but have not yet had a chance to use the 3-D printers, you are invited to join BMES for this workshop. Learn how to use the 3-D printer from creating a file on solidworks, basic concepts as printer fill and resolution, and more.

Solar Energy and a New Energy Economy
4 - 5:30 p.m.
St. Clare Room (3rd Floor), Learning Commons

A presentation by Brad Mattson, Chief Executive Officer of Siva Power and a renowned entrepreneur from the semiconductor industry. Brad is also the author of The Solar Phoenix: How America Can Rise from the Ashes of Solyndra to World Leadership in Solar 2.0. A wine and cheese reception will follow the presentation.

The Theory of Everything Movie Screening
6 - 9 p.m.
Kennedy Commons

Join the ACM and ACM-W as we watch the Theory of Everything to celebrate eWeek! Pizza will be provided.

Thursday, February 26

Engineers Week Lunch
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Locatelli Student Activity Center

Join us for food and fun! Free lunch courtesy of Dean Mungal, plus a variety of activities and competitions you won’t want to miss!

Entrepreneurial Thinking Pentathlon Scavenger Hunt
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. (during eWeek lunch)

$200 award for winning team (2-6 students, at least 50% undergraduate engineers)

Can you figure out the clues to various locations around campus and complete the scavenger hunt the fastest? Find out! Teams can pick up a copy of the scavenger hunt any time during the eWeek lunch and will be timed individually on which team finishes it the fastest. While this is part of the Entrepreneurial Thinking Pentathlon, you do not have to participate in the other events in order to join in the scavenger hunt fun and $200 prize money! Details about the Entrepreneurial Thinking Pentathlon and the Scavenger Hunt can be found at http://innovate.engr.scu.edu/.

SWE Conflict Resolution Workshop
5:30 - 6 p.m.
Bannan Engineering 106

Ever gotten into an argument with a friend? How about with a colleague...or your boss? Come join SWE for an interactive workshop presented by Lesley Telford on how to characterize and resolve conflicts—in and out of the workplace! Dinner will be provided. Please RSVP to scuswe@gmail.com by Wednesday, 2/25 to get a head count for food.

Friday, February 27

Maker Club Ballistic Rocket Challenge
4 - 7 p.m.
Maker Lab, Bannan Engineering Labs Building

Come launch water bottle rockets with the Maker Club! Make your Rocket in the Maker Lab then launch them on the Alameda Mall. There will be prizes!

Saturday, February 28

SWE's One Step Ahead Outreach Program
9:45 a.m. to 1 p.m.

This weekend we'll be building tiny robots called "hexbugs" or "bristle bots" using toothbrush heads and cell phone vibrating motors. If you have any questions, contact either Nina Morrison (nmorrison@scu.edu) or Martina Sbicca (ssbica@scu.edu).

Hack for the Homeless
10 a.m. Saturday - 10 a.m. Sunday
Kennedy Commons

SCU and other Bay Area schools are once again spending 24 hours coding apps for donated phones that will help homeless people find services, food and shelter. Students divide into teams (or work on their own) to create apps. To participate, contact Vincente Ciancio at vciancio@ scu.edu. At the very least, come on out and support these creative problem-solvers and this very worthwhile cause.

EWB eWeek Kickball Tournament
6 - 9 p.m.
Bellomy Field

Our third annual EWB E-Week Kickball tournament! Create teams of 8-12 and battle it out to find out who are the best kickballers of SCU! $5 (cash or venmo) per team member includes pizza, refreshments, a post-tournament social, and a plaque to the winning team. Register your team (all disciplines encouraged) by February 27 with ewb.scu@gmail.com.  For more information contact Mohit Nalavadi, mnalavadi@scu.edu.

 

eweek logo 2015 Engineering outreach at Third Street Community Center Brad Mattson The Moment, by Grace Bai Dean Mungal at undergraduate lunch
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