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McNeese to Host Open Houses for E-Week

McNeese to Host Open Houses for E-Week

(February 26, 2015) McNeese State University’s College of Engineering is hosting open houses for the community and for high school juniors and seniors as part of National Engineers Week 2015 activities March 2-3.
           
Both events include tours of departmental and campus facilities and project demonstrations by McNeese students in the areas of civil, chemical, electrical and mechanical engineering as well as students in computer science.

On Monday, March 2, a community open house will be held from 6-8 p.m. in Drew Hall and the Engineering Technology Lab Building. “Interested students of all ages and their parents, as well as other community members, are invited to campus to ask questions, tour our state-of-the-art facilities and learn more about the engineering profession,” said Dr. Nikos Kiritsis, college dean.
           
On Tuesday, March 3, more than 500 students from 22 high schools and Sowela Technical Community College will attend an open house from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. “During these tours, the visiting students can talk with McNeese faculty and students as well as participate in various contests of skills and aptitude for which prizes will be awarded,” said Kiritsis.

McNeese sponsors the Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Powered “Dragster” Car Race for the visiting high schools each year during National E-Week. The CO2 cars are self-propelled cars built out of balsa wood and are raced two at a time on a 30-foot long track.

The model cars will be competing in two categories - speed and artistic design. First, second and third place team winners in both categories will be awarded prizes. Each team includes three students.
           
An engineering banquet for students and faculty will conclude the week’s activities in the Willis Noland Conference Center on the second floor of the SEED Center Thursday, March 5.
           
Persons needing accommodations as provided by the Americans with Disabilities Act should contact the ADA Coordinator at 337-475-5428, voice; 337-475-5960, fax; 337-562-4227, TDD/TTY, hearing impaired; or by email at cdo@mcneese.edu.