Purdue National Engineers Week

February 14-20, 2010



This year's logo contest winner was Josh Brown, a College of Engineering Staff member. Josh is a Multimedia Producer for Engineering Professional Education.

Sunday, 2/14
through
Saturday, Feb. 20, 2010
Daily event continuing all week long
Penny Wars
2nd Annual Penny Wars competition between the individual schools of engineering. Hosted last year as part of the Mechanical Engineering Recess Revival. Proceeds go to the United Way.

Penny war rules are based on coins being worth positive points, bills being worth an equivalent amount of negative points – i.e. a dime is 10 points, a five dollar bill is -500 points. The winning discipline receives the rotating trophy currently housed in the Mechanical Engineering building. 

Hosted by the Mechanical Engineering Ambassadors

Sunday, 2/14
through
Saturday, Feb. 20, 2010
Daily event continuing all week long
Scavenger Hunt
This is a campus-wide scavenger hunt promoting Purdue Engineering. In the spirit of engineering, there will be teams of 4-6 individuals representing either engineering schools (including First Year Engineering) or various organizations on campus, depending on the overall structure of the E-Week competition.

It will incorporate E-week events sponsored by other organizations, clues to help lead participants to complete fun tasks associated with Engineering or Purdue, and other activities, which may include team-building projects or community service. Each activity will have a certain number of points associated with it. At the end of the week, awards will be given to the teams with the most points. 

Hosted by Society of Women Engineers

Sunday, 2/14
9:00 am
Naples, FL
By invitation
Engineering Alumni Breakfast
Contact the Office of Special Events at 765-494-0900; events@purdue.edu for more information.
Sunday, 2/14
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Purdue Memorial Union, South Ballroom
SWE/NSBE/SHPE Job Fair
From 11:00 am - 1:00 pm the fair will be open only to members of SWE, NSBE, and SHPE. After 1:00 pm everyone is welcome to attend. For more information, please contact Carol Collins.
Sunday, 2/14
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Purdue Memorial Union, North Ballroom
By invitation
NSBE Luncheon
Contact Tiffany Legge, tlegge2@gmail.com, for more information.
Sunday, 2/14
6:30 pm
Purdue Memorial Union, North Ballroom
By invitation
SWE Banquet
For more information, please contact Carolyn Collins.
Monday, 2/15
8:30 am - 2:00 pm
Armstrong Hall, Kurz Atrium
Engineering Extravaganza
Hands-on activities to encourage and inspire young minds into an engineering career. Activities will be hosted by engineering student organizations.
Monday, 2/15
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Engineering Mall
Hot Chocolate on the Mall
Hosted by the First Year Engineering Student Advisory Council (FYESAC)
Tuesday, 2/16
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Armstrong Hall, Kurz Atrium
Blood Drive
Hosted by Purdue Engineering Student Council (PESC) and the Indiana Blood Center.
Tuesday, 2/16
12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
Purdue Memorial Union, Anniversary Drawing Room
By invitation
National Engineers Week Luncheon
Contact the Office of Special Events at 765-494-0900; events@purdue.edu for more information.
Tuesday, 2/16
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Engineering Mall (Armstrong Hall is rain location)
Cookout
Open to all students, faculty, and staff.  Pi Tau Sigma and ASME will provide the food, tent, grill, etc. The SAE/Baja Club will have their car on the lawn and will be conducting a ‘pit crew challenge’ activity where students change a tire on the car as quickly as possible. There will be a trophy for the fastest student; the fastest time from each engineering school will receive a certificate.

Hosted by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), Pi Tau Sigma, and the BAJA Car Team

Tuesday, 2/16
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
MSEE ATRIUM
Tug of War
Wednesday, 2/17
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Armstrong Hall, Kurz Atrium
Blood Drive
Hosted by Purdue Engineering Student Council (PESC) and the Indiana Blood Center
Wednesday, 2/17
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Engineering Mall
Chili Cookout
Wednesday, 2/17
1:30 pm – 4 pm (including reception)
Lawson Computer Science Bldg., Lawson Common
Forum: STEM Teacher Professional Development: Engineering in Context

An in-depth discussion sponsored by INSPIRE, Purdue’s Institute for P-12 Engineering Research and Learning, with support from the School of Engineering Education. Featuring Howard J. Gobstein, Executive Officer; Vice President, Research, Innovation and STEM Education; and Co-Director, Science and Mathematics Teacher Imperative of the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities.

If interested in attending, please contact Loretta McKinnis (lmckinni@purdue.edu, 494-3331).

Wednesday, 2/17
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Physics Building, Rm. 223
LEED Lecture
A representative from Ingersoll Rand (IR) will discuss how IR works with building projects to develop LEED approved methods for heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC). He'll be discussing what it takes to make a building LEED certified and the technologies and techniques IR has developed to help projects obtain LEED certification. Pizza and soda will be served and there will be time for Q&A.

Hosted by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers

Wednesday, 2/17
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Purdue Memorial Union, West Faculty Lounge
By invitation
Engineering Education Outstanding Alumni Awards Dinner

Honoring Howard J. Gobstein, BS IDE, Technology and Public Policy, 1974.

Mr. Gobstein is Executive Officer; Vice President, Research, Innovation and STEM Education; and Co-Director, Science and Mathematics Teacher Imperative for the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities.

Contact Becky Fry rlfry@purdue.edu; 765 49-69519 for more information.

Wednesday, 2/17
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Purdue Armory
Bed Races
This is a fun, competitive, and physically and mentally challenging race. Students will race in teams using a bed, provided by PESC, as their vehicle, as they navigate through the obstacle course. Teams will race in heats, two at a time, and the overall shortest time dictates the winner.

Hosted by Purdue Engineering Student Council (PESC)

Thursday, 2/18
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
MSEE Atrium
Sudoku Challenge
Come try your skills with easy, medium or hard sudoku puzzles. Times will be recorded with the current leader shown on a posterboard throughout the day. At the end of the competition, winners for each category will be announced.

Hosted by Purdue Student Engineering Foundation (PSEF)

Thursday, 2/18
3:00 pm
Stewart Center, Fowler Hall
Phillip Bagwell Memorial Lecture Series
Guest speaker: Eugene A. Fitzgerald, the Merton C. Flemings-SMA Professor of Materials Engineering at MIT and Cornell University visiting professor, will share his expertise in the process of innovation during a talk at 3 p.m. Feb. 18 in Stewart Center's Fowler Hall at Purdue University. Free and open to the public.
Thursday, 2/18
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Armstrong Hall, Kurz Atrium
E-Week Celebration
FREE fun, food, and fellowship open to all Engineering faculty, staff, and students. Hosted by the College of Engineering. Contact Linda Higgins for more information: lhiggins@purdue.edu.
Thursday, 2/18
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Purdue Memorial Union, Anniversary Drawing Room
By invitation
Distinguished Engineering Alumni Reception with Engineering Student Ambassadors
Contact the Office of Special Events at 765-494-0900; events@purdue.edu for more information.
Friday, 2/19
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Purdue Memorial Union, North Ballroom
By invitation
Distinguished Engineering Alumni Awards Luncheon
Contact the Office of Special Events at 765-494-0900; events@purdue.edu for more information.
Friday, 2/19
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Civil Engineering Atrium
Construction Challenge
Engineering students can participate in a bridge building event.

Hosted by American Society of Civil Engineers

Friday, 2/19
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Armstrong Hall, Kurz Atrium
Freezing 5K & Pizza Party
Students and faculty can register to run a 5k in the cold and participate afterwards to celebrate the closing of E-week and announcement of top winners in the Armstrong Hall Kurz Atrium. Race begins and ends at Armstrong Hall.

Hosted by Omega Chi Epsilon and Purdue Student Government

Saturday, 2/20
10:30 am - 3:00 pm
Purdue Armory
Rube Goldberg Local Competition

Collegiate Competition
10:30am-2:00pm

High School Competition
1:00pm-3:00pm

Inspired by cartoonist Rube Goldberg, college students nationwide compete to design a machine that uses the most complex process to complete a simple task in 20 or more steps. The competition is sponsored by the Purdue University campus chapter of Theta Tau, a professional engineering fraternity. The winners of the contest will advance to the National Competition, which is also held at Purdue on March 27.