National Engineers Week

February 14 - 20, 2010

Engineers Week is dedicated to sustaining and growing a dynamic engineering profession, and focuses on creating a diverse and well-educated future engineering workforce. Universities and colleges around the world will hold E-Week festivities, competitions, speakers and special presentations the week of February 14-20, 2010.

Founded by the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE), Engineers Week is supported by over 75 engineering, professional and technical societies and more than 50 corporations and government agencies, including President Obama who launched the "Educate to Innovate" campaign designed to improve the participation and performance of America's students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM Education).

Click here to watch President Obama's STEM Education video.

Order of the Engineer Ceremony & Banquet

UVM will hold an Order of the Engineer Ceremony in 101 Fleming Museum on Friday, February 19, 2010 at 4:30 pm. The ceremony will be followed by a reception and banquet at the Sheraton Burlington Hotel & Conference Center in Burlington, Vermont beginning at 5:30 pm, with dinner at 6:30 pm. The keynote speaker and awards presenter will be Kevin P. Hand, a planetary scientist/astrobiologist at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California.

To attend, contact Amanda Hanaway-Corente at Amanda.hanaway@gmail.com or call 802-760-4842 by February 12. Cost for the banquet is $35 ($20 for students).

Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day

Female engineers will talk about their experiences and careers during the Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day at the Center for Technology (CTE) in Essex Junction, Vermont to be held on February 18, 2010 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. Speakers will include UVM students from the Society of Women Engineers (SWE), local engineers from Burton Snowboard and IBM, as well as other female engineers representing electrical, design, mechanical and process engineering.

For more information contact Kelly Walsh at kwalsh@vtworksforwomen.org.

Edible Cars, Windmills, Passive Helicopters, Pasta Bridges & Roof Trusses

The University of Vermont's College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences (CEMS) and the Vermont Air National Guard are once again planning to host a competition for elementary, middle and high school students asking students to create edible cars, windmills, passive helicopters, pasta bridges and roof trusses. The tentative date is Thursday, April 8, 2010.

For more information and to register a team visit, National Engineers Week.