The University of Toledo College of Engineering hosted Engineers Week with various activities held Feb. 17-23, 2019.
The annual “E-Week” was started by the national organization, DiscoverE, to celebrate how engineers make a difference in the world, increase public dialogue about the need for engineers, and bring engineering to life for students, educators and parents.
Spearheaded by the Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Community Engagement at the College of Engineering, two very special events have been planned in the spirit of E-week:
TUESDAY – FEB 19
• Engineer for a Day, For Area high school students
- 9:00am-9:45am WELCOME & MOVIE – Nitschke Auditorium
“Dream Big”, a movie explaining and encompassing Engineering as a career and its impacts on society.
- 9:45am-11:30am INTRODUCTION TO ENGINEERING EDUCATION & CAREERS
The University of Toledo, College of Engineering, Nitschke Hall
A tour of the University of Toledo, College of Engineering, provides students with an introductory survey of the various disciplines of engineering and exposure to the educational path towards an engineering career. Students will be introduced to engineering curriculum, tour engineering departments and view engineering lab demonstrations.
- 11:30am-12:30pm LUNCHEON University of Toledo, College of Engineering, Nitschke Hall
Students and faculty/chaperones will share a complimentary casual luncheon with engineers and engineering facility representatives from Northwest Ohio and The University of Toledo.
- 12:30pm-3:30pm STUDENT SHADOWING Participating Employers’ Office or Plant Facility
Students will join local engineering representatives for an afternoon of student shadowing at their office or facility to gain an understanding of day-to-day engineering practices and applications in industry.
THURSDAY – FEB 21
- Introduce a Girl to Engineering – by invitation only – for female students from Toledo area junior high schools
- 10:00a.m. – Welcome
- 10:00a.m. – 10:50am Movie Viewing – “Dream Big”, a movie explaining and encompassing Engineering as a career and its impacts on society.
- 10:50a.m. – 11:15 a.m. – Panel Discussion with women in industry and UT Engineering
- 11:15 a.m. – Noon – Lunch with engineering faculty and practicing engineers from the Toledo Community/UT engineering students
- Noon – 2:00 p.m. – Hands-on activities with engineering faculty and practicing engineers from the Toledo Community/UT engineering students