The Morgantown community and West Virginia University College of Engineering and Mineral Resources have a series of fun and educational activities planned for National Engineers Week Feb. 15-21.
Activities at WVU begin Saturday, Feb. 14, with Eighth Grade Day in Engineering. About 100 middle school students will visit CEMR to participate in hands-on engineering activities and lab tours led by WVU students.
Other highlights include a dodge ball tournament between CEMR student organizations, a movie night, game show night and formal dance.
In addition to the activities on campus, CEMR will also display its Mini Baja car at the Carnegie Science Center in Pittsburgh Feb. 20-21.
Baja is a senior design project car competition sponsored by the Society of Automotive Engineers. Student teams design, build and race the all-terrain vehicles. Each car is judged on acceleration, maneuverability, endurance and other criteria.
National Engineers Week is celebrated each year at the time of George Washingtons birthday to honor our nations first president, who was a military engineer and a surveyor,said Ryan Sigler, coordinator of enrollment management for the college.The purpose is to increase the publics awareness and appreciation of the engineering profession.
For more information on Engineers Week and CEMR activities, contact Sigler at 304-293-0398.