National Engineers Week is Feb. 20-26 and McNeese State University’s College of Science, Engineering and Mathematics will celebrate with several special activities and events.
Since 1951, National Engineers Week has helped bring engineering to life for students, educators and parents by raising awareness about the contributions of engineers.
On Monday, Feb. 21, McNeese will hold a special open house for students of all ages, their parents and members of the community beginning at 6 p.m. Attendees will be able to tour McNeese’s facilities and learn more about the engineering profession and the engineering degree programs offered at McNeese.
On Tuesday, Feb. 22, approximately 500 students from eight area high schools will have the opportunity to personally discover and explore different aspects of engineering at a special open house from 7:30 a.m. – noon. Students will tour McNeese’s state-of-the-art campus facilities and see project demonstrations in the areas of civil, chemical, electrical and mechanical engineering, all organized and presented by current McNeese engineering students and faculty.
This year, students will also have the chance to participate in McNeese’s traditional Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Powered “Dragster” Car Race, robotics challenges and a number of other engineering and computer science games.
The week’s activities conclude Thursday, Feb. 24, with an engineering banquet held to recognize outstanding McNeese students and faculty and current engineers from the community.
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