College of Engineering Celebrates National Engineers Week

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

The College of Engineering has several events scheduled to help celebrate National Engineers Week.

Tuesday, February 21:

Mr. Engineer
7:00-8:00 p.m.
Second Floor Lobby, Seamans Center
Sponsored by the Student Chapter of the Society of Women Engineers

Wednesday, February 22:

Think You Know Your Black Engineering Alumni Game Show
12:00 Noon-4:00 p.m.
Second Floor Lobby, Seamans Center
Sponsored by the Student Chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers

Thursday, February 23:

Dress Like Your Professor Day
11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Second Floor Lobby, Seamans Center
Sponsored by the Dean's Office

Vote for Your Favorite New Meme
5:00-6:00 P.M., also all day Wednesday and Thursday to submit your Meme
Second Floor Lobby, Seamans Center
Sponsored by the Student Chapter of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers

The Newlywed Game
6:00-7:00 p.m.
Second Floor Lobby, Seamans Center
Sponsored by the Student Chapter of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers        

The couples are already selected but we certainly encourage people to come watch! 

Saturday, February 25:

Iowa FIRST Tech Challenge-Iowa Championship
10:00 a.m.-6:15 p.m.
Iowa Memorial Union

For the third straight year, the UI College of Engineering will host the Iowa Championship Event of the FIRST Tech Challenge Program -- a robotics competition involving high school teams.  The event is free and open to the public.  The program -- run by affiliate partner University of Iowa, in cooperations with official national sponsore Rockwell Collins, Inc. of Cedar Rapids, IA -- involves 48 teams split into two divisions.  The state of Iowa will have 45 teams competing.  Individual teams ar composed of five to 10 high school students.  In addition to the teams, the competition will include a crew of more than 100 volunteers, including high school students, college students, graduate students, professionals, and retirees.  The FIRST Tech Challenge Program requires teams to construct robots that move over a 12-foot-square field in a game called "Get Over it!" where robots retrieve and deposit 6-inch batons in various receptacles. The teams will compete to score the most points, with the highest-scoring teams advancing in the competition.  Teams will also compete for eight special awards, including the Inspire Award and the Rockwell Collins Innovate Award.  The College of Engineering was selected by US FIRST to coordinate FIRST Tech Challenge activities for the state of Iowa.