Release Date: February 17, 2014
BUFFALO, N.Y. – The University at Buffalo’s Student Union, where thousands of students gather each weekday, is a pretty boisterous place.
This week, however, it’s going to be even crazier.
That’s because engineering students are using the union and adjacent field to stage robot wars, pumpkin launches, bottle rocket tests and other activities that are part of National Engineers Week.
Media are invited to check out the events, which are designed to show that STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education can lead to fun and rewarding careers. The events also promote cross-disciplinary learning, as well as interaction, among the 15 participating student engineering clubs.
Here are some event highlights:
· Pumpkin chucking: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tuesday (Feb. 18) at the field outside the Student Union
· Bottle rockets: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday (Feb. 19) at the field outside the Student Union
· Robot wars: 9 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., Friday (Feb. 21) in the Student Union lobby.
For a full schedule of events, check the following link: http://www.eng.buffalo.edu/engineersweek/.
For directions to the Student Union (building No. 28.), check the following link: http://www.buffalo.edu/buildings/maps/NorthCampus.pdf.
Onsite contact: Cory Nealon, Office of University Communications, at (716) 645-4614 (o) or (412) 216-2617 (m).
The presenting sponsor for Engineer’s Week is Northrup Grumman Corp. Other sponsors include: Applied Sciences Group; C&S Engineers, Inc.; Kiewit Corp.; Niagara Specialty Metals; and Turner Construction.