Best Orange Squeezer? Florida Tech to Celebrate National Engineers Week

MELBOURNE, FLA. — Florida Tech kicks off National Engineers Week on Tuesday, Feb. 20, at noon with a student luncheon in the Olin Engineering Building. Later
that day the students will test their skills in a “Brain Bowl” in room 239 of Olin Engineering. This engineering triathlon of events testing knowledge,
creativity and dexterity, will prepare the students to compete against Northrop Grumman Corporation engineers the next day at the company’s NASA Blvd. site
in Melbourne.
On Feb. 21, students will compete in an airplane building competition, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Panther Plaza. From 3 to 4 p.m. in the Rube Goldberg
event, Florida Tech inventors will vie against each other to demonstrate the orange squeezers they have engineered.
On Feb. 22, students will show off their board game expertise as the play board games with an engineering twist. They will compete in such games as Mouse
Trap from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Panther Plaza.
These events are sponsored by the student chapters of AIAA (American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, SWE (Society of Women Engineers), 
AIChE (American Institute of Chemical Engineering), Tau Beta Pi Honor Society, ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers) and Pi Tau Sigma Honor
Society. The public is welcome to attend most events. For more information, contact Megan Kramer at (321) 674-8020.
Additionally, the College of Engineering (COE) is hosting the Canaveral Council of Technical Societies (CCTS) Engineers Week Banquet on Feb. 23, starting
at 6 p.m. in the John T. and Martha Hartley Room, Denius Student Center.
The banquet is open to the public and proceeds will benefit COE students. The CCTS is a coalition of nearly 30 technical and engineering societies in
Brevard County. For more information, contact April Nolan at (321) 674-7318 or
This is a week to celebrate engineering, encourage an interest in engineering in young students, and raise public understanding and appreciation of
engineers’ contributions to society. National Engineers Week is sponsored by a formal coalition of more than 70 engineering, education and cultural
societies and more than 50 corporations and government agencies.

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