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UT celebrates Engineers Week

Engineers Week is being recognized at The University of Toledo with a number of events demonstrating how engineering impacts daily life.

With the theme “Discover Engineering: Let’s Make a Difference,” this year’s recognition will include events Feb. 17-21 organized by the UT College of Engineering and its student groups.

“Engineers Week is a time for those of us within the profession to reaffirm our commitment to improve the quality of life of the society. It is also an opportunity to remind the citizenry how engineering enables everyday life,” Dr. Nagi Naganathan, dean of the College of Engineering, said. “I invite the community at large, both within and outside the University, to come to our college and participate in the many interesting and engaging events designed and organized by our students.”
Some of the events include:

Monday, Feb. 17

•  Minute to Win It, 2 p.m., Nitschke Hall Room 1027. Students will race to complete a series of tasks in the least amount of time.
•  Straw Tower, 4 p.m., first floor of Nitschke Hall. Students will attempt to the build the tallest straw tower.

Tuesday, Feb. 18

•  Students vs. Faculty Tug of War, 1 p.m., first floor of Nitschke Hall. Student teams will vie for the chance to compete against engineering faculty members.
•  Ice Cream in a Bag, 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. 19

•  Engineer for a Day, starts at 9 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.
•  Aaron Kozbial, known as the professor of comedy, 6 p.m., Nitschke Hall Auditorium. The comic will entertain with clean, high-energy jokes.

Thursday, Feb. 20

•  Guest speaker Victor Antonio, 11:30 a.m., Nitschke Hall Auditorium. The former CEO of a Fortune 500 international telecommunications corporation and author of the book, The Logic of Success, will discuss why some people succeed and others fail.
•  Pop Bottle Rockets Contest, 2 p.m., Nitschke Hall Courtyard. Students will create an air pressure rocket using a two-liter or 20-ounce pop bottle and see how far the craft travels in a straight line.

Friday, Feb. 21

•  Toothpick Bridge, 11 a.m., first floor of Nitschke Hall. Students will build bridges using toothpicks and white glue, then test the bridges by adding weight until the structure fails.

Click here to read a full list of events.

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