Engineers Week features events for all

Engineers Week 2014 begins Sunday, Feb. 16, and runs through Feb. 22. It features a variety of events centered around the Space Race to bring engineering to life for students, educators and the Washington University in St. Louis campus community.

Beginning with free doughnuts at the underpass between the South 40 and the Danforth Campus and the Dean’s Breakfast on Monday, Feb. 17, the week will include a panel exploring alternative careers in engineering; an etiquette dinner; a panel discussing the book “Lean In”; Cheap Lunch with representatives from Deloitte; and lectures featuring alumnus Mark Barteau and Steve Squyres, principal investigator of the Mars exploration rover mission.

In addition, there will be an IdeaBounce event for entrepreneurs to present their ideas to a panel and a variety of contests, including in butter sculpting, paper airplanes and Penny Wars, a fundraiser for the Relay for Life team.

EnWeek is designed to increase the visibility of the School of Engineering & Applied Science on campus, celebrate how engineers make a difference in the world and increase public dialogue about the need for engineers.

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