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2019 National Engineers Week: Celebrate creating for good

Marissa McDaid | Feb 18, 2019
E Week 2019

2019 National Engineers Week: Celebrate creating for good

Marissa McDaid | Feb 18, 2019

Join the Russ College of Engineering and Technology for National Engineers Week, Sun.-Sat., Feb. 17-23, to celebrate the ways engineers shape our world with innovations that improve the human condition. From interactive demos to engaging lectures, there’s something for everyone.

Selfies, anyone? Take a photo with the Engineers Week Banner in Baker Center and post it to social media using the hashtags #Eweek19 and #createforgood for a chance to win a t-shirt or goodie bag! The winner will be selected at random and contacted via email or direct message.

 

Mon., Feb. 18


Exo-Suit Lifting Competition, presented by Theta Tau Rho Beta

1:30 - 3:00 p.m. in the ARC Atrium Living Room

Try on an exo-suit – an artificial exoskeleton – to see just how much weight you can lift.

 

Robotics Demo, presented by Theta Tau

3:30 - 4:30 p.m. in the Arc Atrium Living Room

Interact with various robots and learn how they function.

 

Tues., Feb. 19


Stirling Cooling Presentation, presented by the student chapter of Theta Tau Rho Beta

9 - 10 a.m. in ARC 212

Learn the about the mechanics and thermodynamics behind Stirling refrigeration and its application in the modern world with Loehr Professor of Mechanical Engineering Dave Bayless. Stirling engines, known for their ability to reach -40 C in just minutes, are typically used in medical settings.

 

Arudino Demo, presented by Theta Tau Rho Beta

1 - 2 p.m. in ARC Living Room Hangar

Arduino is a programmable microcontroller that can be used for a variety of do-it-yourself projects. This demo will show attendees some common Arduino capabilities.

 

Wed., Feb. 20


Drone Demo, presented by the student chapter of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronauts 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. on West Green mall, in front of Stocker Center

Take flight with this tutorial on how to fly drones.

 

Pie Your Professor, presented by Theta Tau Rho Beta

3 - 5 p.m. in the ARC Living Room Hangar

Here’s your chance to pie a Russ College professor in the face! Funds raised will support Theta Tau’s Relay for Life team.

 

2019 Fritz J. and Dolores H. Russ Prize Awarding, hosted by the National Academy of Engineering

6:30 p.m. in Washington, D.C.

The National Academy of Engineering will award the 2019 Russ Prize, which was created at Ohio University with a gift from Russ College alumnus Fritz Russ, BSEE ’42, HON ‘75. Catch the live stream here.

 

Virtual Reality Night, presented by Theta Tau Rho Beta

7 - 9 p.m. in ARC 221

Experience virtual reality and play VR games such as Beatsaber. Enjoy free pizza at this evening of weeknight fun.

 

Thurs., Feb. 21


Biomechanics Lecture, presented by Theta Tau Rho Beta

12 - 1 p.m. in ARC 121

Dive into the topic of biomechanics at this lecture from Professor of Mechanical Engineering John Cotton.

 

Coding and GitHub Demo, presented by Theta Tau Rho Beta

3 - 5 p.m. in ARC 159

Create a GitHub account, then write and upload code to show your skills to employers. Attendees will need to download editing software to code in C++, such as Sublime.

 

Pie Your Professor, presented by Theta Tau Rho Beta

3 - 5 p.m. in the ARC Living Room Hangar

Thursday day will be students’ last chance to pie a Russ College professor in the face. Funds raised will support Theta Tau’s Relay for Life team.

 

Fri., Feb. 22


Rocket Launch, presented by the student chapter of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronauts

12 - 1 p.m. in northeast ARC parking lot

Blast off as you build and launch small balloon rockets.

 

Sat., Feb. 23


2nd Annual Engineering + Technology Day

10 a.m. - 3 p.m. in the ARC Atrium Living Room

Join the Ohio University Renaissance Engineers student organization in partnership with the Ohio Valley Museum of Discovery for a day of free, fun STEM activities for grades K-8. Attendees will explore electricity, magnets, hovercrafts and more. Free parking is available in adjacent lots. Questions? Athan Vouzianas, vouziana@ohio.edu.