Engineers aim to build awareness

Luis Torres, Copy Editor

The Pitt-Johnstown Society of Undergraduate Engineers is hosting a week celebrating engineering that began Monday and is to conclude Saturday. Professor duct-taping; a concert and barbecue; and a Log Cabin party are to take place.

The week’s  14 events aim to bring engineering technology majors together and to provide the whole student body with free food and entertainment.

“We’re trying to get people to know about the engineering community, to encourage them to join,” said Undergraduate Engineers’ Society leader Mike Imgrund.

American Mechanical Engineering Society members were to host a professor duct-taping event at 11 a.m. Tuesday, where students were to have the chance to put tape on their favorite engineering professors.

Eating events include a free barbecue and concert featuring acoustic band “All Dudes Chillin’,” to be held at 6 p.m. Friday at the E & S parking lot.

An Alumni Dinner is to be held at 5 p.m. Saturday in the Living/Learning Center.

A graduates panel is to take place from 11 a.m. to noon Thursday at the E & S auditorium.

Competition events include a freshmen speech competition at 5 p.m. Wednesday in 224 E & S and a mechanical and electric engineering design competition to take place from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Thursday at the E & S auditorium. Players for a civil engineers versus mechanical and electric engineers football game are to meet at  4 p.m. Friday at E & S building’s lobby.

An engineering technology dodgeball competition also is to occur at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the Wellness Center.

The week’s closure is to take place at a Log Cabin party from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Saturday.