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NMSU College of Engineering celebrates National Engineers Week

NMSU College of Engineering celebrates National Engineers Week
NMSU
The School Yard
Thursday, February 13, 2014 - 12:50pm

The New Mexico State University College of Engineering will celebrate National Engineers Week, February 15-21, with several events.

WHAT: VEX Robotics State Championship
WHO: 200-plus elementary, middle- and high-school students from throughout New Mexico
WHEN: Saturday, Feb. 15, opening ceremonies begin at 9 a.m.
WHERE: NMSU Las Cruces campus, James B. Delamater Activity Center
CONTACT: Program Coordinator Tracey O'Neil, traceyo@nmsu.edu, 575-646-2913
DETAILS: Free and open to the public

The Engineering New Mexico Resource Network of the NMSU College of Engineering will host the VEX State Championship. Teams built their own robots using VEX kits. The teams are categorized into two different classifications based on age. No previous qualifying tournaments are required to enter the state competition. This event is the qualifying tournament for the world championship April 24-26, in Anaheim, Calif.

WHAT: Aggie Engineering Design Challenge, hosted by Sandia National Laboratories
WHO: NMSU engineering students
WHEN: Saturday, Feb. 15
WHERE: NMSU Las Cruces campus, Aggie Innovation Center, Ed and Harold Foreman Engineering Complex, Room 306
CONTACT: Assistant Professor Laura Boucheron, lboucher@nmsu.edu, 575-646-7420
DETAILS: Free and open to the public

The College of Engineering has partnered with Sandia National Laboratories to host the first Aggie Engineering Design Challenge. The challenge format was developed by the College of Engineering to expose students to real-world engineering problems through participation in extracurricular design competitions. This first-ever Aggie Engineering Design Challenge will require students to identify innovative solutions to an image compression challenge presented by Sandia National Laboratories. Image compression is a way to take large digital image files and reduce the amount of space required for storage on a particular device. Winners will receive prizes from Sandia National Laboratories.

WHAT: Engineers' Day
WHO: 360-plus high school students to visit NMSU College of Engineering
WHEN: Tuesday, Feb. 18, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
WHERE: NMSU Las Cruces campus
CONTACT: Student Program Coordinator Elizabeth Franzoy, efranzoy@nmsu.edu, 575-646-2912
DETAILS: Reservations Only
High school students will have the opportunity to learn about various engineering disciplines and the engineering degree programs offered at NMSU. They will tour engineering laboratories and see demonstrations of engineering student projects.

WHAT: Grand Opening of the Aggie Innovation Space Presented by Intel
WHO: NMSU President Garrey Carruthers, College of Engineering Dean Ricardo B. Jacquez and officials from Intel
WHEN: Wednesday, Feb. 19, 10 to 11:30 a.m.
WHERE: NMSU Las Cruces campus, Ed and Harold Foreman Engineering Complex, Room 306
CONTACT: Assistant Dean Patricia Sullivan, engr-nm@nmsu.edu, 575-646-2913
DETAILS: Free, open to the public

NMSU President Garrey Carruthers, College of Engineering Dean Ricardo B. Jacquez and officials from Intel will sign a memorandum of understanding at the official grand opening of the new Aggie Innovation Space Presented by Intel. A generous donation from the Intel Corporation matches funds the College of Engineering received through President's Performance Funds. Several other corporate partners and engineering alumni have also contributed to this facility.
The new center offers students state-of-the-art resources to foster innovation and entrepreneurship and serve as a gathering point where students can connect to work on projects. Students have access to experienced mentors, new technologies and the latest engineering design software and tools. The Aggie Innovation Space is equipped with 3-D printers, an electronics station, programmable development boards, robotics kits, software and low-resolution prototype materials to enhance the creation of innovative technologies.

WHAT: 39th Annual Bromilow Lecture
WHO: Steve Charlton, Cummins Inc. vice President and chief technical officer for the Engine Division
WHEN: Wednesday, Feb. 19, 1:30 to 3:00 p.m.
WHERE: NMSU Las Cruces campus, Thomas and Brown Hall, Room 104
CONTACT: Associate Dean Sonya Cooper, socooper@nmsu.edu, 575-646-2912
DETAILS: Free and open to the public

The Bromilow Lecture is held annually in recognition of Frank Bromilow's leadership and enhancement of the quality of faculty during his tenure as dean of the College of Engineering, a position he held from 1961 until his death in 1974.

Steve Charlton started his career with GEC Diesels Limited in the United Kingdom in 1973 as a student of engineering. He later won a fellowship from GEC Limited, which allowed him to study for his Ph.D. in diesel engine technology, while with GEC Diesels. Charlton was a faculty member of the University of Bath from 1984 through 1993, when he joined Cummins Inc. at their Technical Center in Columbus, Ind. At Cummins, Charlton has been involved with virtually every emissions-related program since the mid-1990s

WHAT: Counselors Conference Touring College of Engineering
WHO: New Mexico and surrounding area high school counselors
WHEN: Thursday, Feb. 20, 10:00 a.m. to noon
WHERE: College of Engineering Laboratories
CONTACT: Student Program Coordinator Elizabeth Franzoy, efranzoy@nmsu.edu, 575-646-2912
DETAILS: Reservation Only

High school counselors have been invited on campus by NMSU Admissions. They will tour engineering laboratories and learn about degree granting programs and student involvement.

WHAT: Sisbarro Engineering Weenie Roast
WHO: Sisbarro Autoworld representatives and engineering students
WHEN: Thursday, Feb. 20, 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
WHERE: NMSU Las Cruces campus, Bromilow Mall/Engineering Tower of Dreams
CONTACT: Scholarship Coordinator Monica Lopez, monlopez@nmsu.edu, 575-646-2913
DETAILS: Free to engineering students

Sisbarro Autoworld representatives will cook and serve hot dogs for engineering students. GM cars will be on display along with student projects. As a local GM dealer, Sisbarro Autoworld has provided local support for the College of Engineering's involvement with PACE (Partnership for the Advancement of Collaborative Engineering Education, of which GM is a major partner). NMSU engineering students remain active in annual International PACE design competitions due to support from GM and other corporate partners. Engineering T-shirts will be on sale, along with kettle corn, to support student organizations.

WHAT: Fourth Annual Volt Information Sciences Slide Rule Golf Classic to Benefit Engineering Scholarships
WHO: Alumni, friends and corporate supporters of the College of Engineering
WHEN: Friday, Feb. 21, shotgun-start at 12:30 p.m.
WHERE: NMSU Golf Course
CONTACT: Program Coordinator Tracey O'Neil, traceyo@nmsu.edu, 575-646-2913
DETAILS: Open to the public, register online at https://sliderulegolf2014.eventbrite.com

Golf enthusiasts can hit the links and support NMSU engineering students at the same time by participating in the Fourth Annual Volt Information Sciences Slide Rule Golf Classic. Registration is now open for this event that will benefit engineering scholarships. Fees are $100 for individual players and $400 per team. The tournament will conclude with an awards reception at 5 p.m.
 

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