Fairfield Celebrates National Engineering Week, Feb. 19 - 25
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Fairfield Celebrates National Engineering Week, Feb. 19 - 25

Fairfield's School of Engineering (SOE) will participate in Discover E's National Engineering Week (Feb. 19 - 25), which celebrates how engineers make a difference in our world, increases public dialogue about the need for engineers and brings engineering to life for kids, educators and parents during a series of events.

SOE student clubs will host events throughout the week to boost awareness of student-engineers on campus and on Feb. 25, Fairfield will host a screening of Discover E's engineering documentary Dream Big at the IMAX® theater at the Maritime Aquarium in Norwalk, Conn. 

The film, created in partnership with the American Society of Civil Engineers and presented by the Bechtel Corporation, takes viewers on a journey of discovery from the world’s tallest building to a bridge higher than the clouds and a solar car race across Australia. Dream Big shows more than the ingenuity behind these marvels—it reveals the heart that drives engineers to create better lives for people worldwide.

Local students from area middle and high schools are invited to attend as well as children of Fairfield University alumni, faculty and staff who have an interest in engineering, free of charge, to screen the film, tour the Maritime Aquarium and attend engineering workshops led by Fairfield students. 

The event, which begins at 9 a.m. and concludes at 2:30 p.m., includes transportation to and from the Maritime Aquarium, all activities and admission fees. (Lunch is not included. Students should bring their own lunch or lunch money.) Central High School in Bridgeport and Fairfield University will serve as transportation venues. Middle school and high school students will remain with a chaperone throughout the event.

Register for the Feb. 25 event here.

For more information on Engineer's week, please contact the SOE at engineering@fairfield.edu or at 203-254-4000, ext. 2501.



Engineering Week Events at Fairfield University

Thursday, Feb. 16
The Weather Company’s CEO and General Manager Cameron Clayton
will give a lecture on “Artificial Intelligence and its Impact on the Digital Economy”
5 p.m.
Dolan School of Business Dining Rm
Free and open to the public.
Friday, Feb. 17
Tau Beta Phi Induction
6:30 to 8:00 p.m.
Alumni House
Inductees and their guests can attend
Tuesday, Feb 21
Engineers Without Borders  "Engineering Clean Water Workshop”
Join Engineers Without Border Students for an eye-opening, two-part event focused on the club's mission to provide clean water to communities in developing countries. Discover just how much of the global population does not have access to clean water, then learn how we can help.
2:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Lower-level Barone Campus Center
Open to all students
Wednesday, Feb. 22
Bannow Grand Prix — Remote Controlled Car Race
Contestants will have their shot at racing a remote controlled car around the track — fastest driver will win a prize!
2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Bannow 131
Open to all students
Thursday, Feb. 23
Society of Women Engineers Sneak Peek
National Engineer’s Week Girl Day
Join the Society of Women Engineers for a fun, team building event! Lego-themed prizes!
5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
BCC 200
Open to all students
Friday, Feb. 24
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Partnering with Fairfield at Night on a soldering kits workshop
After 4 p.m.
Location TBD
Open to all students
Saturday, Feb. 25
"Dream Big" Day at the IMAX® Theater
Maritime Aquarium in Norwalk, Conn.
9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Free and open to area youth but registration is requried.
Transportation provided from Central High School or Fairfield University
Register for the Event


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