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The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) takes the opportunity every February to collaborate with several groups across campus to celebrate the success and hard work of engineers. This year, National Engineering Week (E-Week) will be held Feb. 12–20, with the main theme being “Engineering through the Ages.”

The goals of these events are to emphasize the development and growth of engineering through the years, show how interdisciplinary teams work together to solve problems, and demonstrate the many ways in which engineering impacts our lives and the lives of people around the world.

In addition, the events aim to engage the campus community with engineers and their projects. By doing so we hope to excite, educate, and encourage others to explore and develop a greater understanding and appreciation for engineering.

E-Week events are scheduled for each day this week. These include exhibitions like the tech showcase and ice cream social Monday night and the design competition Thursday afternoon. There are social events, like the Engineering Carnival this past weekend, the Dinner with 19 Tartans this Thursday night, and the first-year networking event Wednesday night. E-Week concludes with the Mr. Engineer competition Friday night in Rangos Hall.

Each of these events is open to the entire campus. Events include free food as well as several prizes donated by Microsoft to be raffled off. A full schedule, as well as explanations of each event, can be found at www.cmu.edu/swe. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Christine Anderson (clanders@) or Cat Hartzell (chartzel@).

Along with engineering organizations, additional sponsors include Schlumberger, Microsoft, Apple, SDC, Gelfand Center, CIT Dean’s Office, and the Alumni Association. We would like to thank the campus community in advance for their support of E-Week.