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Celebrate Engineers Week with the Russ College

 | Feb 20, 2017
Engineers Week 2017

Celebrate Engineers Week with the Russ College

Feb 20, 2017

Join in National Engineers Week, Feb. 19-25, with Russ College events that honor the accomplishments of some of engineering’s most innovative minds and demonstrate how engineering improves the human condition:

The 2017 Russ Prize

On Tues., Feb. 21, the National Academy of Engineering’s 2017 Russ Prize will be awarded at a gala in Washington, D.C., to James G. Fujimoto, Adolf F. Fercher, Christoph K. Hitzenberger, David Huang and Eric A. Swanson – inventors of optical coherence tomography (OCT), which enables precise imaging of the eye. The $500,000 biennial prize, which recognizes a bioengineering achievement that significantly improves the human condition, was created at Ohio University by Russ College alumnus Fritz, BSEE '42, HON '75, and Dolores Russ.

Introduce a Girl to Engineering open house – Wed., Feb. 22

The Society of Women Engineers and Theta Tau will host an open house in celebration of Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day, on Wed., Feb. 22, from 6-8 p.m. in the Academic & Research Center Living Room Atrium. Families are welcome to enjoy hands-on, STEM-focused activities and learn how we create for good.

Stocker Lecture: Blake Wilson, 2015 Russ Prize recipient – Thurs., Feb. 23

2015 Russ Prize Recipient Blake Wilson, a professor of electrical engineering at Duke University and co-director of the Duke Hearing Center, will present a Stocker Lecture on Thurs., Feb. 23, from 3:30-5 p.m. in Baker Center Theatre, followed by a reception from 5-5:30 p.m. Wilson is the co-inventor of the cochlear implant, which restores hearing and enables high levels of speech recognition with no visual cues for those with profound hearing loss. 

Lecture: Jeff Stanley, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force – Fri., Feb. 24

Russ College alumnus and Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force Jeff Stanley, BSEE ’86, will give a special lecture on Fri., Feb. 24, from 9:30-10:30 a.m. in Academic & Research Center 312.

Stanley will talk about engineering career paths in the U.S. Air Force and other branches of the military. Three additional Air Force personnel – Andrea Helbach, BSIS ‘07 (AFRL/RXMS), Ryan Helbach, BSME ‘07 (AF Research Laboratory), and Michael “Mitch” Miller, Life Cycle Materials Command – will participate in a Q&A afterward. 

Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers 2017 Great Lakes Regional Conference – Fri.-Sat., Feb. 24-25

Ohio University will host more than 300 engineering students from around the region for the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers 2017 Great Lakes Regional Conference, Fri.-Sat., Feb. 24-25. With the theme of “Finding the IE in Relief” – how industrial and systems engineers can aid in humanitarian and natural disaster relief – the event will include a variety of guest speakers, a formal networking and awards banquet, a technical paper competition, and an industrial engineering-specific career fair.