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UT to celebrate Engineers Week

The University of Toledo College of Engineering will celebrate Engineers Week, Feb. 21-27.

The annual “E-week” was started by the national organization, DiscoverE, to celebrate how engineers make a difference in the world, increase public dialogue about the need for engineers, and bring engineering to life for students, educators and parents.

Spearheaded by the UT Engineering Council, student organizations at the College of Engineering have planned events in the spirit of E-week.

Listed by date, highlights for the week will include:

Monday, Feb. 22

• Egg-Drop Contest, 1 p.m., first floor of Nitschke Hall. Students will test their small, lightweight containers designed to protect a raw egg dropped from successive heights. This event is presented by the UT Society of Professional Engineers.

• Popsicle Stick Catapult Competition, 3 p.m., Nitschke Hall. This contest is hosted by the UT Chapter of the Society of Women Engineers.

Wednesday, Feb. 24

• The College of Engineering Career Development Center will hold the Spring 2016 Career Expo. Open to current UT engineering students and alumni, the event will have representatives from more than 120 employers.

Thursday, Feb. 25

• Life-size Jenga, 11:30 a.m., Nitschke Hall. This game is organized by the Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honors Society.

• Putt-Putt Golf, 2 p.m., Nitschke Hall. The UT Engineering Council designed the miniature course.

Friday, Feb. 26

• Rube Goldberg competition, 9 a.m., Tom and Betsy Brady Innovation Center. Sponsored by Theta Tau, this contest will feature student teams that will construct the most creative and complex contraptions with more than 20 steps to open an umbrella.

• Freshman Design Expo, from 2:30 to 5 p.m., Tom and Betsy Brady Engineering Innovation Center. For the first time, freshman engineering students will showcase their projects.

For more information on the events, contact Jon Pawlecki, director of student services in the UT College of Engineering, at

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