Florida Tech to Celebrate Engineering Week

– Florida Tech kicks off Engineering Week on Feb. 28 with an opening ceremony at 4:30 p.m. in Panther Plaza. A student competition using the LEGO ®
building pieces will follow.

On March 1, a Jeopardy game-type competition will start at 2:30 p.m. in the F.W. Olin Engineering Complex, Room EC239.

On March 2 at 3 p.m. students will dedicate a plaque to commemorate the astronauts of the Space Shuttle Columbia. The ceremony will take place outside
Evans Library where a monument now stands to Space Shuttle Challenger. Dr. Gordon Patterson, Florida Tech professor of humanities, will speak. Following,
Florida Tech alumnus Mike Gordon, Boeing subsystem manager for the Wing Leading Edge Subsystem, will make a presentation in the library in the second floor
Link Multi-media Room about the shuttle mission and the Columbia Accident Investigation Board.

March 2 competitions will be the highlight of the week. Student teams will build a bridge out of fruits and kebab sticks, starting at 4 p.m. in the F.W.
Olin Engineering Complex, first floor. A design competition, with student teams building structures from an assortment of supplies, will follow in the same
location at approximately 5:30 p.m. The College of Engineering is awarding a prize for the winners of these competitions. A tour of a rapid protyping
company will end the day’s events. The plant tour is open to the public.

These events are sponsored by the student chapters of 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. For more information,
contact Kenneth Bukowski of AIChE at kbukowsk@fit.edu

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