Engineers Week 2018

January 8, 2018   /   by Martha Bushong

Meet Our Keynote Speaker

Alumna Dr. Sandra Cauffman will be our keynote speaker on Thursday, February 22. The event will be held at George's and begin at 2:30 p.m. A reception will follow.

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Engineers Week is YOUR time. 

It’s a call to recognize the people who create today’s awe-inspiring wonders like cloud-busting skyscrapers and human travel to Mars. Our lives would be very different without daily marvels like clean drinking water, computers, and cars.

Engineers Week is a time for everyone to celebrate and wonder what the next big innovation will be. It’s also a great opportunity for DiscoverE volunteers and educators to inspire students by engaging them in hands-on engineering outreach. Show them that their school subjects can help solve real problems. And, of course, encourage them to wonder ‘Is engineering my future?’

It all adds up to this year’s theme: ‘Engineers: Inspiring Wonder.’

Engineers Week kicks off on Monday, Feb. 19 at noon with a welcome from the dean and an encore of last year's Transportation Race and a demonstration from the VEX robotics team. 


Schedule of Events

Tuesday, February 20th
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm     ENGR Atrium Stylometry research discussion and STAT activity to demonstrate the interesting and practical side of statistics
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm       ENGR 4201 GMU Student-Run Computing and Technology (SRCT): Workshop: An Introduction to Open Source Contribution
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm      TBD Association for Computing Machinery Student Chapter: Mock AMC Programming Contest Electrical and Computer Engineering and Information Systems Technology

Wednesday, February 21st
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm    ENGR Atrium Digital Archaeology demonstration with Dr. Jim Jones, Computer Forensics and ECE 12:00 pm3:00 pm ENGR Atrium Robotic Fish and Artificial Muscles
12:00pm - 3:00 pm     ENGR Atrium Smartwatch Application (Dr. Vivian Motti), Fake or Not (Dr. Hemant Purohit) Helpful or Not (Dr. Hemant Purohit) Fingerprint Sensor Interoperability (Dr. Emanuela Marasco) 

Thursday, February 22nd
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm   ENGR Atrium BMES: Brainy games and activities Faculty research tables: Cyberengineering, Cyber Competition Club and Bioengineering Faculty representing BIOE's four research pillars  
1:15 pm - 2:30 pm     ENGR 1505 Hacking Lab
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm     Georges in JC, 3rd floor Keynote Speaker: Dr. Sandra A. Cauffman
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm     Georges in JC, 3rd floor Coffee reception

Friday, February 23rd
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm ENGR Atrium Student Organizations: Activities, Presentations
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm  Award Ceremony, Dr. Stephen Nash will award three cash prizes to the best video producers and pass the VSE Cup to the winner