Garrett Morgan Career Fair: February 18, 2013
February 18, 2013
9:00 am-2:00 pm
Drexel’s Behrakis Grand Hall (Chestnut Street, between 32nd and 33rd Streets)
Drexel’s Behrakis Grand Hall (Chestnut Street, between 32nd and 33rd Streets) will serve as the venue for up to 200 minority high school and college students as well as recent college graduates who will be afforded networking and interviewing opportunities with some of our area's top transportation focused consultant firms and authorities.
Introduce a Girl to Engineering: February 18, 2013
February 18, 2013
8:30 am-2:00 pm
Bossone Research Enterprise Center (Market Street, between 31st and 32nd Streets)
More than 100 ninth and 10th grade students and Junior Girl Scouts will participate in a series of 50-minute interactive lessons and hands on demonstrations that will include the following:
- Introduction to Drexel’s formula hybrid car and environmentally friendly vehicles
- Basic technique of soldering and integration of arts with engineering
- Aerospace, flight and energy
- Sustainable water resources and water filtration
- Materials science overview and basics of circuitry
Schools can register a maximum of 15 female students that are in ninth and 10th grade. Participating schools are required to have a minimum of one chaperone for every 10 students. Chaperones must be present and accompany the students for the duration of the event. See the event flier here.
If you have not already registered and would like to participate in the event or have questions, please contact Liana Nathan.
In conjunction with the event, Drexel University College of Engineering is hosting an optional essay contest for all participants. If your students would like to enter the contest please see the following information below. Please only have students who intend to attend this event and who have registered with their school submit essays.
In 500 words or less please answer one of the following questions below. All responses must be typed. Size/font/margins are not important considerations.
Does the US use enough sources of renewable energy? If so, explain why. If not, explain what more can be done to add more sources of alternative energy into the system?
Choose a pollutant and discuss what problems it causes to animals, plants and humans (if applicable) and possible ways to remove the pollutant or reduce the negative human or ecological effects.
Students must submit their essay via email directly to Alistar Erikson-Ludwig with the subject line of EWeek Essay2013_Lastname_Schoolname.
The deadline for essay submissions is Friday, February 8, 2013. Winners will be announced during lunch on Monday, February 18, 2013 and must be present to win their prize.
Additional Resources for STEM Education
Engineer Girl – Engineer Girl educates young women on the various opportunities that lie within engineering.
Techgirlz – Techgirlz focuses on bringing out the enjoyable side of technical employment for females.
Girl Develop It – Girl Develop teaches young girls about software development through affordable and accessible programs.
Association for Women in Science: Philadelphia – This group works increase the number of women entering STEM fields.
AAUW – American Association of University Women – The group supports girls in STEM fields by finding ways to attract and retain women enrollment.
Girls Inc. – Girls Inc. inspires young girls through various programs that crush several types of social barriers.
PBS – PBS looks to inspire the general population about advances in STEM fields through several television programs.
FASE – Female Alliance in Stem Excellence – FASE is group focused on finding collaborators to help in the promotion of women in STEM fields through active and inspirational opportunities.
Jeopardy! Drexel Engineering Faculty Edition: February 18, 2013
Event Date: February 18, 2013
Location: Mitchell Auditorium (Market Street, between 31st and 32nd Streets)
Faculty will square off in a battle of wits to answer freshmen engineering and general knowledge questions in a Jeopardy-style competition. The competition will be open to the public in Drexel’s Mitchell Auditorium (Market Street, between 31st and 32nd Streets).
College of Engineering Alumni Association Night at Men's Basketball: February 18, 2013
Event Date: February 18, 2013
Time: 6:30 pm Pre-game Reception, 7 pm Tip-off
Location: Daskalakis Athletic Center (3315 Market Street)
Kick off Engineers Week with the College of Engineering Alumni Association as the Drexel Dragons take on Hofstra University in the Daskalakis Athletic Center.
Guests will enjoy hoagies, snacks, beer and soft drinks throughout the game in the Hazem Maragah Hospitality Suite.
Register today at drexel.edu/alumni or call 1.888.DU.GRADS.
Engineering Career Fair: February 19, 2013
February 19, 2013
10:00 am-3:00 pm
Drexel Recreation Center (3301 Market Street)
Drexel’s College of Engineering and the Steinbright Career Development Center will host a career fair with more than 90 companies in the Drexel Recreation Center (3301 Market Street) to present students and Drexel engineering alumni with career opportunities.
Engineering Alumni Connections Program: February 19, 2013
February 19, 2013
Bossone Atrium (Market Street, between 31st and 32nd Streets)
Successful engineering alumni, ranging from young to seasoned, will participate in a panel discussion in the Bossone Atrium. Panelists will provide students and alumni with free career advice, tips on how to excel in the field and ways to transition to the next level in your career. Panelists will also provide insight on which career is for you. Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in a Q&A session after the panel discussion. Following the discussion, students and alumni will have the opportunity to network with the panelists at a reception in the Bossone Atrium (Market Street, between 31st and 32nd Streets). Questions for the panelists can be submitted in advance here.
Engineering Quizzo at Landmark Americana: February 19, 2013
February 19, 2013
Landmark Americana (3333 Market Street)
Drexel Engineering’s student organizations will be hosting a night of trivia fun with questions based on energy, the environment, sustainability and diversity in engineering at Landmark Americana Tap and Grill (3333 Market Street).
Systems Thinking: The Critical Skill for Effective Leaders and Managers: February 20, 2013
Event Date: February 20, 2012
Do you spend most of your day reacting to situations? Have you ever reached an impasse at work because “it’s not you; it’s the system?” Attend this FREE webinar hosted by Drexel’s Engineering Management Program to learn how you can become a leader by developing systems thinking skills. This interactive presentation and Q&A Session is designed to enhance the awareness of a wide range of principles and mental models related to sustainable high performance in today’s dynamic and complex environment. On completion of the presentation the audience will have a framework for making choices that will lead to higher levels of success in both personal and career activities. The session will be led by Don Koestler, President at DJ Koestler, LLC, a company dedicated to teaching and consulting in concepts related to personal and organizational high performance, has taught many core courses for the Drexel Engineering Management Program. Prior to teaching at Drexel, Koestler held management and leadership positions at Rohm and Haas Company for over 40 years and played a key role in establishing the company’s Process Development Network. He is a graduate of Villanova University with a degree in Chemical Engineering and continues to serve as a consultant. For more information and to RSVP by February 15, click here.
Engineering Egg Drop Competition : February 20, 2013
February 20, 2013
Bossone Research Enterprise Center Third Floor Atrium
Students and faculty will compete to see whose eggs will survive a 28 foot drop into a landing zone and the winning team will receive Flyers tickets. All students, faculty, alumni and professional staff are welcome to enter and attend the event led by engineering student organizations in the Bossone Research Enterprise Center lobby. Egg Drop Competition registration, full competition and design rules and the entire Engineers Week schedule.
Video Game Night: February 20, 2013
February 20, 2013
Time: 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Location: ExCITe Center (3401 Market Street)
Students are invited to battle in a night of console gaming and board games in the newly opened ExCITe Center (3401 Market Street). The evening will begin with a brief presentation on Gaming provided by the Drexel Computer Science Department. Following the presentation, games will be played on PlayStation 3, Xbox and Wii and participants can enjoy snacks and conversation with the evening full of gaming entertainment. The event will feature games including Halo 4, Super Smash Brothers, Artemis, Street Fighter 4 and more.
MegaBad Movie Night: February 21, 2013
February 21, 2012
Join the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University for a special Engineers Week edition of Mega-Bad Movie Night. Watch an “awesomely awful” movie - The Core - right in Drexel’s Mitchell Auditorium. The Academy's experts and a Drexel engineer will be onstage to comment on the movie’s many scientific absurdities—think Mystery Science Theater 3000! The special edition of Mega-Bad Movie Night includes drinks and snacks courtesy of Drexel’s Engineers Week. You'll also see a sampling of the Academy's specimens and live animals. Tickets may be purchased online here.
Drexel's Engineering Leader of the Year Dinner and Award Ceremony: February 22, 2013
Event Date: February 22, 2013
Location: Rittenhouse Hotel, Philadelphia, PA
As the capstone event for the week, the College of Engineering will honor 2013 Engineering Leader of the Year, Dr. Linda Abriola, dean of engineering at Tufts University and a Drexel alumna of civil engineering. Abriola will be honored for her outstanding leadership in Environmental Engineering, her commitment to the National Academy of Engineering and her contributions to engineering in an effort to improve today’s societal problems at the Rittenhouse Hotel in a dinner and ceremony.