Purdue National Engineers Week

February 20-26, 2011


Friday, 2/18
10am - 3pm
Engineering Mall
Hot Chocolate on the Mall

Hosted by the First Year Engineering Student Advisory Council (FYESAC)

Sunday, 2/20
through
Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011
Daily event continuing all week long
Penny Wars

3rd 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

Monday, 2/21
9am - 2pm
Purdue Memorial Union, North & South Ballrooms
Engineering Extravaganza

Hands-on activities to encourage and inspire young minds into an engineering career. Activities will be hosted by engineering student organizations.

Monday, 2/21
1pm - 3pm
Armstrong Hall, Kurz Atrium
Giant Jenga

Giant Tower Jenga! Great group and station activity! A game of skill and cunning. Build the tower, then take turns removing a piece and adding it to the top without making the whole tower tumble. The game builds from approx. 3'6" at the start of the game to 5' maximum in play. Sponsored by the Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE)

Monday, 2/21
6pm - 7pm
ARMS 1010
Don Knorr Lecture

Lecture given by Mr. Don Knorr, President of the Indiana Society of Professional Engineers. Sponsored by Purdue Society of Professional Engineers (PSPE)

Monday, 2/21
7pm - 8:15pm
ARMS 1103
Business & Engineering Quiz Bowl

Come test your knowledge on business and engineering. Prizes will be distributed to the top performers. Sponsored by the National Organization of Business Engineers (NOBE)

Tuesday, 2/22
10am - 4pm
Armstrong Hall, Kurz Atrium
Blood Drive
Hosted by Purdue Engineering Student Council (PESC) and the Indiana Blood Center
Tuesday, 2/22
11am - 2pm
Engineering Mall (Armstrong Hall is rain location)
ASME Picnic

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, 2/22
7pm - 8:30pm
Purdue Memorial Union, North Ballroom
Engineering’s Got Talent

An event that showcases that Engineering students faculty and staff know how to do more than just solve the world’s problems, they know how to have fun too.

Wednesday, 2/23
8:30am - 3:30pm
Engineering Mall
Obstacle Course

A physically and intellectually challenging course that will test your hand-eye coordination, knowledge of health, and monitor your heart rate and blood pressure. Sponsored by Engineering World Health (EWH).

Wednesday, 2/23
10am - 4pm
MSEE Atrium
Blood Drive
Hosted by Purdue Engineering Student Council (PESC) and the Indiana Blood Center.
Wednesday, 2/23
12pm - 1:30pm
Purdue Memorial Union, Anniversary Drawing Room By invitation
By invitation
National Engineers Week Luncheon

Contact the Office of Special Events at 765-494-0900; events@purdue.edu for more information.

Wednesday, 2/23
6pm - 9pm
Purdue Memorial Union, East & West Faculty Lounge By invitation
Engineering Education Outstanding Alumni Awards Dinner

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

Wednesday, 2/23
7pm - 8pm
BRNG 1245
Robin Ridgeway Lecture sponsored by SEEE

Robin Ridgeway is the Head Environmental Engineer at the Wade Power Plant. She will speak about her daily life as an Environmental Engineer and will be available for Q&A following her lecture. Sponsored by the Society of Environment and Ecological Engineers (SEEE)

Wednesday, 2/23
8:15pm
Bruno's
Purdue @ IU Basketball Watch Party

Come watch the Boilermakers take on the Hoosiers, while enjoying a great time with friends and a $10 special of all-you-can-eat Bruno Dough & Pizza & all-you-can-drink soft drinks.

Thursday, 2/24
9am - 4:30pm
Engineering Mall
Human Tetris

Participants need to jump through various cutouts while trying to get to the finish line. Sponsored by the Purdue Engineering Student Council (PESC)

Thursday, 2/24
10am - 2pm
MSEE Atrium
Engineering Paper for Engineering Thoughts

Are you running low on engineering paper because of that 20 page assignment you just turned in? Are you an opinionated person? Well lucky for you, SWE will let you have free engineering paper! Yes, FREE.

All you have to do is give us your opinion on engineering. That's it! Of course supplies are limited so show up early. And even if you slept in, you can get free Panda Express starting at about noon. SWE hopes to see you then!

Thursday, 2/24
10am - 4pm
Armstrong Hall, Kurz Atrium
Bake Sale

The Society of Environmental and Ecological Engineers(SEEE) is holding a bake sale as a fundraiser during National Engineers Week.

Thursday, 2/24
11am - 3pm
Engineering Mall
Engineering Challenge

A white board will be set up and the public will attempt to draw 5 ideas on a given topic in 5 minutes. A list of topics will be prepared by Pi Tau.

Thursday, 2/24
11am - 2pm
Engineering Mall
Cookout

This cookout is open to the public and sponsored by Purdue Solar Racing (PSR) and Pi Tau Sigma

Thursday, 2/24
11am - 1pm
Caterpillar of Lafayette
Caterpillar Plant Tour

This plant tour is sponsored by the Purdue Society of Professional Engineers (PSPE)

Thursday, 2/24
1pm - 3pm
Armstrong Atrium, Kurz Atrium
E-Week “A Minute to Win It”

Imitating the TV game show “Minute to Win It,” participants will choose from various games listed below to complete. If the participant successfully completes the activity within 60 seconds, he/she will move to the next level of games, receiving prizes as they move up. Sponsored by American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE)/Chemical Engineering Student Advisory Council (CHESAC) and featuring FREE Chick-Fil-A and the Chick-Fil-A Cow.

Thursday, 2/24
6pm - 7pm
Purdue Memorial Union, Anniversary Drawing Room By invitation
Distinguished Engineering Alumni Reception with Engineering Student Ambassadors

Student leaders are welcome to meet this year’s Distinguished Engineering Alumni award winners

Contact the Office of Special Events at 765-494-0900; events@purdue.edu for more information.

Friday, 2/25
8am - 9am
Purdue Memorial Union, West Faculty Lounge
Distinguished Engineering Alumni Breakfast

An invitation only event

Friday, 2/25
12pm - 1:30pm
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, 2/25
10am - 1pm
Armstrong Hall, Kurz Atrium
Nuked Hot Chocolate

Come enjoy some FREE hot chocolate & subway cookies as you learn more about the nuclear science, energy & the College of Engineering! Sponsored by the American Nuclear Society (ANS)

Friday, 2/25
2pm - 6:30pm
Armstrong Hall, Kurz Atrium
Freezing 5K sponsored by OXE and Engineering Senators

This 5k race is open to the entire Purdue community. All proceeds from the event will be donated to the American Cancer Society.

Saturday, 2/26
All-day
Armstrong Hall, Kurz Atrium
Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day sponsored by WIEP
Saturday, 2/26
10:30am - 3pm
Purdue Armory
Rube Goldberg Local Competition

Collegiate Competition
10:30am - 2pm

High School Competition
1pm - 3pm

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 26.