Engineers Week Brings Spotlight to High-Tech Work
President's Reflections to Open Events Highlighting Research and Learning
Feb. 15, 2013
President David E. Daniel will kick off UT Dallas’ celebration of National Engineers Week today.
President Daniel will relate his reflections about the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill during a 4 p.m. event.
As a civil engineer and member of the prestigious National Academy of Engineering, he served on a committee appointed by the National Academy of Engineering and the National Research Council to examine the tragedy.
On-campus activities will continue through next week, with interactive demonstrations of research by professors and students in Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science, tours of local high-tech companies and tech talks given by industry and academic engineers.
High school girls will once again visit UT Dallas as part of the national Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day, which strives to show how creative and collaborative engineering is and how engineers are changing our world.
The week concludes on Saturday, Feb. 23, with a Lego building contest and Beyblade challenge.
“National Engineers Week is an opportunity for our students and faculty to explore the great work being done on campus with our local high-tech industry and from experts across our nation,” said Dr. Mark W. Spong, dean of the Jonsson School. “We have a lot of exciting events planned and hope the entire University family considers participating and inviting their friends.”
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