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E-xciting E-Week

UML Engineering Departments Celebrate Their Field

Betti Fortin presents UML Idol winner Eric Belmonte with his prize.

03/29/2006
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UML Engineering students, faculty and staff held their annual celebration of E-Week, a national event paying homage to the field of engineering. From February 21 to 27, engineers across the U.S. commemorated the accomplishments and advances in engineering sciences with a variety of festivities.

The week kicked off with a poker tournament hosted by American Institute of Chemical Engineers in Cumnock Hall with a cash prize for the winner. The Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers then hosted salsa lessons for about 30 students. Both events brought students from across the University’s disciplines together.

An “Order of the Engineer” ceremony was held in Cumnock Hall, followed by a coffee hour in Ball Hall. Students anticipating spring graduation, as well as graduate students, took moral and ethical oaths to engineering and were presented with rings.

Thursday during E-Week, NSBE hosted a résumé workshop led by Christopher Robinson, then members of the engineering departments let loose for a rendition of UML Idol. Participation was open to all, and the event evoked laughter from all who attended.

The week came to a close with an intense “Jeopardy!” competition. Questions asked varied from difficult math problems to James Bond trivia. Each engineering department had a faculty representative. The game was won by Prof. James Sherwood of Mechanical Engineering.

Betti Fortin, Coordinator of Academic and Student Programs, said “It was really great because most of it was organized and run by student groups.”

Students presented with rings at the Order of the Engineer Ceremony were, from left, Pravjit Grewal, Sara McCarthy, Stella Nguchie, Christi Panyanouvong, Nii Tetteh-Lartey, and Victoria Tran. Dean John Ting is at right.