From: sec-r03@ieee.org on behalf of Lee Stogner [lee.stogner@mindspring.com]
Sent: Tuesday, December 13, 2005 3:52 PM
To: l.stogner@IEEE.ORG
Subject: EWEEK '06 Newsletter #5

Engineers Week

EWEEK 2006

ENews #5 December 13, 2005

Engineers Week 2006 will be celebrated February 19 - 25. Feel free to forward this letter or contents to other interested parties.

Contents

1. Have You Met the EWEEK Chairs?
2. See the USA the Engineering Way!
3. Register for TEAMS 2006
4. Local News

1. Have you met the 2006 chairs?

Have you met Patricia Garland of the Society of Women Engineers and Dr. Ronald Sugar, Chairman, CEO and President of Northrop Grumman? They are chairing Engineers Week 2006. Meet them online.

2. See the USA the Engineering Way!

The National Engineers Week Foundation is in the process of updating the Sightseer's Guide to Engineering with suggestions that come to us from engineers throughout the U.S. If you've sent a suggestion, we're working on it. If you'd like to submit an engineering-related attraction, write to eweek@nspe.org, subject line: SSG Suggestion

3. Register for TEAMS 2006

More than 14,000 high school students are gearing up to participate in the TEAMS competition. The TEAMS competition is a one-day event that requires students to think critically. The questions posed represent freshman-level college engineering coursework. High school students work in teams of four to eight to solve problems about ice cream production, energy efficiency and supply, water systems, and space exploration. TEAMS competitions are held at more than 100 host sites through out the United States. Most TEAMS sites are college campuses, although some are large high schools or corporations. TEAMS is a learning process as well as a competition. Although this is an open-book test the problems are more logic-oriented, requiring students to think in an analytical manner. 2006 competitions will run between February 4 and March 12 and for 2007 run February 3 through March 11. For information and registration, visit JETS.

4. Local News

In the greater Phoenix, Arizona, area, a coalition of engineering organizations is planning an "Engineers Day" at the Arizona Science Center and an EWeek banquet. During "Engineers Day" various professional and student engineering organizations, along with companies, display engineering projects or have hands-on demonstrations for kids to learn what it's like to be an engineer. For information contact Suzanna.Cottrell@gdc4s.com

General Dynamics in Mountain View, California, is inviting Santa Clara County Girl Scouts to explore an evening of hands-on demonstrations and discussions about engineering with women engineers as role models. Girls will learn about various fields involving the latest technology such as the internet, computer software security, audio signal processing and much more. Contact annette.haddad@gd-ais.com

Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, will host its 35th annual Career Day for Girls program on February 25 in the Technological Institute. The day consists of a keynote speaker, mini-design competition, lab tours and engineering panels. Pre-registration is required for all participants. Please contact Ellen Worsdall at 847-491-5173 or e-worsdall@northwestern.edu for more information. Registration opens January 6th and space is limited.

Families and educators are invited to join their students at the University of Texas at Austin for an afternoon of engineering fun. Girl Day gives over 1,000 first through ninth grade students a chance to have fun doing grade-specific, hands-on engineering activities, interact with over 200 students, professors and engineers from industry, and explore discovery booths hosted by student organizations, corporate partners and community organizations.  Participating Girl Scouts are able to receive a Girl Day patch available through partnership with the Lone Star Girl Scout Council. Current engineering students are provided leadership and presentation skills development opportunities. For more information contact: wep@engr.utexas.edu.

Looking ahead....... The University of Dayton, Ohio, will run its 2006 Women in Engineering Summer Camp July 9-14. This residential program introduces high school women to career opportunities in engineering. Participants experience a total immersion into the world of engineering through classroom activities, participatory experiments, visits to industries, and contact with practicing women engineers. Students who have completed at least the ninth grade and are interested in science, math, or engineering can apply now. Application deadline is June 9, 2006. Tuition $325. For more information, call 937-229-3296 or email: wie@udayton.edu.

Purdue University's Women in Engineering Program in Lafayette, Indiana, will host an event for high school sophomores and juniors on February 11. Students will perform activities to learn about alternative energy sources. Lunch and campus tours will be included. Register online or contact  cgss@purdue.edu.

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Founded in 1951 by the National Society of Professional Engineers, Engineers Week (February 19-25, 2006) is celebrated annually by thousands of engineers, engineering students, teachers, and leaders in government and business. In 1988, the National Engineers Week consortium expanded its scope and now includes more than 100 engineering, scientific, and education societies and major corporations dedicated to enhancing the public understanding of the engineering profession and to promoting pre-college interest in math, science, and engineering as a career option.