The School of Engineering and Computer Science is hosting an invitational week of activities in honor of National Engineers Week.
Flower Mound junior, Roy Sherwin, an engineering major and one of the planners for the event, is working with students involved in the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (AMSE) to create a yearly program for National Engineers Week. Ben Blandford, a graduate assistant, is also a planner for the project.
“Engineers Week is an opportunity for us to show others just how excited we are to be studying for work in our field, and to celebrate the engineer’s role in society,” Sherwin said. “This week is a time to take pride in our work and share it with others.”
The events began Monday night with a bridge and paper airplane competition, where students built bridges out of popsicle sticks and hot glue and ran weight over them.
At 7 p.m. today, students of the Society of Women Engineers will host a presentation from a member of Pariveda, a national technology-consulting firm in 104 Rogers.
A SolidWorks and Rapid Prototyping demonstration will take place at 7 p.m. on Wednesday in 114 Rogers. The event will be hosted by Baylor Baja and students of the Society of Petroleum Engineers. This will include a chance to design a 3D item with the computer assisted design program as well as have it printed in 3D.
Following the demonstration, the Ladies and Legos event will begin at 8 p.m. in 109 Rogers. SWE invites female engineers to learn about the history of women in the workplace while eating snacks and building with Legos. This is an event held once per semester.
At 6:30 p.m. Thursday at 106 Rogers, students of AMSE will host a presentation by a member of Jacobs, a large company that works with engineering, construction, operations and maintenance among other things. He will share about his journey as an engineer and what future employers might be looking for in graduates. The group will also provide milk and cookies for those who attend.
Following the presentation, an Injection Molding demonstration will take place in the same room. The SPE will inject polymer into molds made into the shape of the BU symbol and those who are in attendance will be able to take one home.
The final event of the week will be an Ultimate Frisbee Game at 4 p.m. on Friday in Bear Park. Students are welcome to attend several games of ultimate and enjoy free food provided by the ECS Student Organizational Council. Members are hopeful that a few professors will attend as well, Sherwin. said.
“Ideally, we would have some events where we step out and interact with the rest of Baylor as best we can and with Waco. That’s honestly the mission of Engineers Week — to foster the relationship between engineers and the rest of the community,” Sherwin said.
For more information about activities during the week, contact Roy Sherwin at Roy_Sherwin@baylor.edu.