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The Island University Celebrates National Engineers Week

February 26, 2016

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CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – The engineering profession was the focus of a week full of activities at the Island University, as the campus celebrated National Engineers Week from Monday, Feb. 22, through Friday, Feb. 26. National Engineers Week was founded in 1951 by the National Society of Professional Engineer to ensure a diverse and well educated future engineering workforce by increasing the public’s understanding and interest in engineering and technology careers.

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi events included three lab tours, a quiz bowl, a job fair, a professional engineer’s panel and networking opportunities.

The Engineering Quiz Bowl, held Feb. 23, was a Jeopardy-style event that invited students and faculty test their knowledge on a wide variety of academic subjects. The quiz bowl was hosted by the A&M-Corpus Christi student chapter of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

The Science, Engineering and Technology Career and Internship Fair, hosted by Career Services on Feb. 24, offered students the chance to take their first step into the workforce. More than 270 job seekers visited with recruiter booths set up at the event, held in the University Center, Anchor Ballroom. 

The Engineering Professional Panel, also hosted by Career Services, allowed students to network with company representatives from Baker Hughes,  Army Materiel Research and Development Command, Cheniere, Flint Hills Resources and AECOM.

National Engineers Week is observed by more than more than 70 engineering, education, and cultural societies and more than 50 corporations and government agencies. It is observed each year during the week in February which encompasses George Washington’s birthday. President Washington is considered the nation's first engineer, notably for his survey work.