Purdue National Engineers Week

February 20-25, 2012

Preceding and During E-Week 2012


Monday, 2/13
through Saturday, 2/25
Daily event
Penny Wars

4th 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.

Monday, February 20

Monday, 2/20
9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
PMU Ballrooms
Engineering Extravaganza
Hands-on activities to encourage and inspire young minds into an engineering career.
Hosted by Purdue Student Engineering Foundation.
Monday, 2/20
10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Engineering Mall
Chili Cookout
Hosted by American Society of Mechanical Engineers and Edwards Lifesciences.
Monday, 2/20
10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
MSEE Atrium
'Nerf'inator
Hosted by National Organization for Business and Engineering.
Monday, 2/20
11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
STEW Atrium
Dreamscape
Members of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) will be videotaping people as they draw people, cars, animals, etc., on a large cityscape. The video will then be sped up to create fast-forward art that will be displayed in the Lawson Atrium. All participants will be entered to win a Flip camera. There will also be lots of free food, including pizza, candy, and pop, for those who participate. For more information contact Ashley Stroup (stroup@purdue.edu) or McKenna Maier (maierm@purdue.edu). Or visit the SWE website, swe.purdue.org.
Hosted by Society of Women Engineers.
Monday, 2/20
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Engineering Mall
Hot Chocolate
Hosted by First-Year Engineering Student Advisory Council.
Monday, 2/20
6:15 p.m.
ARMS 1010
Society of Professional Engineers Info Session

Did you know that, outside the industrial exception, only licensed Professional Engineers(PEs) can practice engineering by law? Well the Purdue Society of Professional Engineers will be hosting an information session Monday, February 20th at 6:15 in ARMS1010 with all the information you need.

Mr. Brad Bowen and Dr. Vincent Drnevich, current and past Presidents of the Indiana Society of Professional Engineers respectively, will be covering the topics of obtaining and maintaining your professional license, the role of a PE in society, and what your license can do for your career.

There will also be free pizza and soda from Mad Mushroom.

Hosted by Purdue Society of Professional Engineers.
Monday, 2/20
8:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Boiler Market
Date Night Charity Auction
Hosted by the Purdue Engineering Presidents' Council.

Tuesday, February 21

Tuesday, 2/21
9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
ARMS Atrium
Blood Drive for the Indiana Blood Center
Hosted by Purdue Engineering Student Council.
Tuesday, 2/21
10:30 am - 3:30 pm
MSEE Atrium
Catapult Design Competition
Hosted by the National Society of Black Engineers and Panda Express.
Tuesday, 2/21
11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Engineering Mall
Cookout
Hosted by Purdue Solar Racing.
Tuesday, 2/21
11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Engineering Mall
Snack Attack
Hosted by Engineering World Health.
Tuesday, 2/21
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Engineering Mall
Hot Chocolate
Hosted by First-Year Engineering Student Advisory Council.
Tuesday, 2/21
Noon - 3 p.m.
MSEE Atrium
Radiation Safety Demo
Hosted by American Nuclear Society and Moe's Southwest.
Tuesday, 2/21
6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
MTHW 301
Guest Speaker - Professor John Howarter
Hosted by the Society of Environmental and Ecological Engineers.
Tuesday, 2/21
6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
PMU Faculty Lounges
Engineering Social Hour
Joins the Assistant and Associate Deans of the College of Engineering for 2 hours of open discussion with free food and drinks.

Wednesday, February 22

Wednesday, 2/22
9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
MSEE Atrium
Blood Drive for the Indiana Blood Center
Hosted by Purdue Engineering Student Council.
Wednesday, 2/22
6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
PMU – Faculty Lounges
Invitation Only
Engineering Education Outstanding Alumni Awards Dinner
Contact Becky Fry rlfry@purdue.edu; 765 49-69519 for more information.

Thursday, February 23

Thursday, 2/23
9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Engineering Mall
Human Tetris
Participants need to jump through various cutouts while trying to get to the finish line.
Hosted by Purdue Engineering Student Council and Chipotle.
Thursday, 2/23
10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
ARMS Atrium
Aero/Astro Day
The following events will be hosted by AAE Student organizations throughout the day:
Ask a Rocket Scientist - SEDS
RC Helicopters - AAESAC
Balloon Races - SGT
Rocket Showcase - USLI
Solar Racing: Showing Solar Car
Rubik’s Cube Challenge - AeroAssist
Hosted by Aero/Astro organizations and Einstein Bagels.
Thursday, 2/23
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
PMU-North Ballroom
Research Roundtable
A Purdue Research version of Industrial Roundtable.  Come meet professors through the Engineering Disciplines to find out about their research and where you might fit in.
Hosted by Purdue Society of Professional Engineers with support from Tau Beta Pi.
Thursday, 2/23
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
ARMS Atrium
Pancakes with PSEF
Come stop by the ARMS atrium to enjoy some free pancakes, courtesy of the Purdue Student Engineering Foundation!
Hosted by Purdue Student Engineering Foundation.
Thursday, 2/23
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
MSEE Atrium
Trivia / Speed Integral Contest
Hosted by the Society of Environmental and Ecological Engineers.
Thursday, 2/23
1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
MSEE Atrium
Family Feud
Hosted by the Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers.
Thursday, 2/23
6 p.m. - 7 p.m.
PMU – Anniversary Drawing Room
Invitation Only
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.
Thursday, 2/23
7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
PMU-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.
Hosted by Purdue Engineering President’s Council.
Thursday, 2/23
7:30 p.m. - 9 p.m. (Shown during Engineering's Got Talent)
PMU-North Ballroom
Engineering YouTube Video Competition
Hosted by First-Year Engineering Student Advisory Council.

Friday, February 24

Friday, 2/24
9:00 a.m. - Noon
MSEE Atrium/Engineering Mall
Gadgets and Gizmos
Hosted by Purdue Mechanical Engineering Ambassadors.
Friday, 2/24
9:00 a.m. - Noon
ARMS 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.
Hosted by Institute of Industrial Engineers.
Friday, 2/24
11 a.m.
Transportation outside STEW
Caterpillar Plant Tour
Take a tour through Lafayette’s Caterpillar production facility.
Hosted by Purdue Society for Professional Engineers.
Friday, 2/24
Noon – 1:30 p.m.
PMU – North Ballroom
Invitation Only
Distinguished Engineering Alumni Awards Luncheon
Contact the Office of Special Events at 765-494-0900; events@purdue.edu for more information.
Friday, 2/24
Noon - 3 p.m.
MSEE Atrium
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.
Hosted by Professional Practice Ambassadors and Noodles & Co.
Friday, 2/24
Registration, 4:30 p.m.; Race, 5:30 p.m.
ARMS Atrium
Freezing 5K
This 5k race is open to the entire Purdue community. All proceeds from the event will be donated to the American Cancer Society.
Hosted by Omega Chi Epsilon.

Saturday, February 25

Saturday, 2/25
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Various buildings in the Engineering Campus
Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day
Hosted by Women in Engineering Programs (WIEP).
Saturday, 2/25
9 a.m. - Noon
CIVL
I2D2 - Imagination, Innovation, Discovery & Design - Open House
I2D2 introduces young students in our community to engineering through creative and innovative hands-on engineering activities.  Teams of current Purdue engineering students visit local schools, introduce these activities, and inspire young minds to become Purdue's future engineers. For more information: https://engineering.purdue.edu/WIEP/Programs/K-12/I2D2/index_i2d2
Hosted by Women in Engineering Programs (WIEP).
Saturday, 2/25
10:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Purdue Armory
Rube Goldberg Regional Competition
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 31.
Hosted by Theta Tau (Collegiate Competition) / Mexican American Engineers Society (High School Competition).