Engineers Week begins Feb. 23

Engineers Week 2015 is filled with a variety of events, including meet-and-greet sessions with corporate representatives, a field trip to the T-Rex incubator, a talent show, games, and of course, food.

EnWeek kicks off Monday, Feb. 23 with the Dean's Breakfast for alumni and donuts for students at the underpass and overpass, sponsored by the EnCouncil. That afternoon, the Society for Automotive Engineers will roll out the WU race car in Lopata Gallery. AT&T will hold and information session Monday evening and a meet and greet event Tuesday morning.

The Washington University Career Center will hold a panel on alternative engineering careers Tuesday evening, and representatives from Deloitte will discuss engineers as consultants. Deloitte will also host Cheap Lunch on Wednesday.

Women & Engineering will hold a session on negotiation on Wednesday, and the Society of Women Engineers will host a talent show Thursday evening.

On Friday, students can take a field trip to the T-Rex incubator.

Finally, on Saturday, Mae Jemison, MD, will be speaking at noon in Graham Chapel. Jemison, a physician and astronaut for NASA, became the first African-American woman to travel in space when she went into orbit aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavour in 1992.

Founded by National Society of Professional Engineers in 1951, Engineers Week is dedicated to raising public awareness of engineers' positive contributions to quality of life. It is designed to promote recognition among parents, teachers, and students of the importance of a technical education and a high level of math, science, and technology literacy.