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Engineering Week a Success

Engineers Just Want to Have Fun

Dean John Ting welcomes high school students from Lowell and Lawrence at the start of Engineering Week.

03/13/2008
By For more information, contact media@uml.edu or 978-934-3224

Lots of fun, excitement and prizes greeted participants in the College of Engineering’s E-Week celebration held Feb. 16 to 22.

The event kicked off with a visit by about 45 students from the Lowell and Lawrence High School junior chapters of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE). On hand to welcome the students were Dean John Ting, SHPE-UML adviser Hector Valdes and SHPE-UML external vice president Paula Bustos, as well as representatives from the University’s Admissions Office.

In addition to meeting UML students and faculty, the high-school students were given tours of the Civil, Mechanical, Plastics, Chemical and Electrical Engineering departments, including the University’s Baseball Research Center (Batlab).

On Saturday, Feb. 22, an Engineering Night was held during the River Hawks hockey game at the Tsongas Arena that featured interactive exhibits and robots in the arena’s upper concourse. T-shirts and several dozen baseballs from the Batlab were also given away. During the week, faculty members from various departments pitted their wits and knowledge against one another in the “Professor Jeopardy” game, while students battled it out with the faculty in “Engineering Family Feud.” Other activities included an Order of the Engineer oath-taking ceremony, salsa dance lessons, a Guitar Hero! Video Game Challenge and a tour of the GE Aviation Plant in Lynn.

For more information about Engineering Week, contact Betti_Fortin@uml.edu., coordinator of academic and student programs at the College of Engineering, at Ext. 2573.