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Gear up for Engineers Week

 | Feb 19, 2018
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Gear up for Engineers Week

Feb 19, 2018

Celebrate National Engineers Week, Feb. 18-24, these Russ College of Engineering and Technology events! Engineers Week celebrates the contributions of engineers in our world, aims to increase awareness about the need for engineers, and introduces STEM to students, teachers and parents through hands-on activities and demonstrations.

Stocker Lecture: Russ Prize recipient Eric Swanson – Mon., Feb. 19

The Russ College will welcome electrical engineer, inventor and entrepreneur Eric Swanson, one of five 2017 recipients of the Russ Prize, for a special National Engineers Week lecture on Mon., Feb. 19, from 2-3 p.m. in Walter Hall 235. A reception will follow from 3-3:30 p.m.

Swanson will discuss Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT): A View on its Translation from Healthcare Idea to Healthcare Impact.” Swanson and the other five recipients received the prize, awarded by the National Academy of Engineering, for developing OCT, one of the most widely used technologies for imaging in the human eye.

Pi Day – Tues., Feb. 20

Engineering honor society Tau Beta Pi will serve a sweet approach on engineering education with a Pi competition on Tues., Feb. 20, from 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., in the ARC Living Room Atrium and ARC 112. Check it out for your chance to show your stuff – and win a slice of  pie.

Engineering + Technology Day – Sat., Feb. 24

The Ohio University Renaissance Engineers and the Ohio Valley Museum of Discover will hold Engineering + Technology Day on Sat., Feb. 24, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m., in the Academic & Research Center Living Room Atrium. The event aims to introduce STEM to K-12 students through hands on activities and demonstrations.

MathCounts – Sat., Feb 24

The annual Hocking Valley Regional MathCounts competition comes to the Russ College on Sat., Feb. 24, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. in ARC 102 and Stocker Center 103. A problem-solving competition for middle school students, MathCounts features four main events involving both individual and team participation. Students from five area schools, including Athens Middle School and Alexander Middle School, will visit.