2012-2013

WPI Students Keep an Eye on Engineering

Celebrate Awesome was this year’s theme for National Engineers Week and that’s just what we did here at WPI—we celebrated the awesome ways that today’s engineering professionals contribute to society.

Celebrate Awesome was this year’s theme for National Engineers Week and that’s just what we did here at WPI—we celebrated the awesome ways that today’s engineering professionals contribute to society.

We presented WPI students with a creative challenge to help us promote engineering awareness.  The Eye on Engineering Photo Competition challenged students to illustrate the importance of engineering through visual expression. An exhibition was held during EWeek in the Campus Center located in the heart of WPI’s campus.  We had many wonderful entries from twenty WPI students and the winning photos were selected by a committee of judges.  The People’s Choice awards were selected by public voting during the exhibition.  The breadth of innovative and creative photographs in the exhibition remind us to look more closely at the world we live in and to recognize the importance of engineering.  The winners:  1st Place: Donal James Boyd, Chemical Engineering; 2nd Place: Antoniette Pacifico, Biology/Biotechnology; 3rd Place: Michael DiBlasi, Mechanical Engineering; Honorable Mention: Mohamad El Houssami, Fire Protection Engineering; People’s Choice: Adam Karcs, Electrical & Computer Engineering, and Shannon Guertin, Biology/Biotechnology.

EWeek is the National Academy of Engineering’s signature program dedicated to ensuring a diverse and well-educated future engineering workforce by increasing understanding of and interest in engineering and technology to inspire the next generation of engineers.  This year marks the 62nd year for this national celebration.  EWeek continues to be a catalyst for outreach across the country, being part of many corporate and government cultures and is celebrated on every U.S. engineering college campus.

Additional  EWeek events at WPI included Engineering Honor Society Information Tables at the Campus Center; Engineering Pathways presentation by WPI Engineering Students, Introduce A Girl To Engineering, among other campus-wide EWeek activities.  

March 18, 2013

 
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