Engineers Week in the School of Engineering & Applied Science at Washington University in St. Louis begins Monday, Feb. 23, and runs through Saturday, Feb. 28. It will feature an array of events aimed at engaging students, faculty and the campus community on subjects ranging from solar energy to space travel.
The week kicks off at 7: 30 a.m. Feb. 23 with the dean’s breakfast, featuring a presentation by Kathy Flores, PhD, professor and associate chair in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, who will discuss “Living in a Materials World” before leading a tour of the Institute of Materials Science and Engineering in Rudolph Hall.
Also on Feb. 23, the student group EnCouncil will distribute donuts at the underpass between the South 40 and the Danforth Campus.
Other highlights of the week:
- A Career Center panel exploring alternative engineering careers;
- “Cheap Lunch” with representatives from The Climate Corp., and Deloitte;
- a networking brunch for female engineers;
- (Editor’s note: This lecture has been canceled.) “American Innovators: Preparing the next generation,” a lecture by Deba Dutta, provost, executive vice president and professor of mechanical engineering at Purdue University;
- a field trip to the T-Rex building in downtown St. Louis to learn about entrepreneurship and the region’s startup scene; and
- the Mindlin Lecture featuring Gregory Wilson, DSc, alumnus and director of the National Center for Photovoltaics, presenting on “The Next 10 Years of Solar Energy Research.”
EnWeek will conclude Feb. 28 by welcoming Mae Jemison, MD, the first African-American woman in space, who will discuss her work on the 100-Year Starship Project. Attendees will learn how the project aims to take human travel beyond our solar system within the next 100 years.
EnWeek is designed to increase the visibility of the School of Engineering on campus, celebrate how engineers make a difference in the world and increase public dialogue about the need for engineers.
For more information and a complete schedule, visit engineering.wustl.edu/engineersweek.