Engineering Week aims to engage with non-STEM students

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By Carlos Fuentes | February 15, 2019 3:32pm

Shiley Hall proudly displays an Engineers Week banner above the main entrance.
by Brennan Crowder / The Beacon

Starting on Feb. 15 until Feb. 22, the Shiley School of Engineering will host a variety of events at UP to celebrate National Engineering Week. All events are free and open to all students and faculty.

This week provides opportunities for students from non-STEM majors to engage with the department. Events will range from activities like a trivia and movie night on Feb. 21, to more engineering-related events, like the Engineering Student Advisory Council Town Hall on Feb. 20. The Career Center, Society of Women Engineers and the Pamplin School of Business are co-hosting some of the events. 

Senior mechanical engineering major Lizzy Rowe helped plan several of the events, as the president of the Engineering Student Advisory Council. She worked alongside administrative assistant to the Dean Suzie Wyss, who is looking forward to seeing STEM students network and engage with the engineering department. 

“It’s an opportunity to get people to see that we’re recognizing what they’re contributing,” Wyss said. “It also is supposed to be fun and engaging, and lets us celebrate engineers and help them see that they are on a very special career path.” 

All the events will culminate next Friday with the SWE STEM Career Fair at the Bauccio Commons. Although geared towards STEM majors, all students are encouraged to stop by. The Career Center is hosting two How to Work a Job Fair sessions in preparation for the fair on Feb. 19 from 1 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

For a full list of events, see the calendar below. 

Carlos Fuentes is a News Reporter for the Beacon. He can be reached at