UT Hosts Area High School Students for Engineers Day

The University of Tennessee College of Engineering will host its annual Engineers Day from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 21, 2004.

This event is expected to attract more than 600 potential engineering students from high schools across Tennessee to enjoy discussions, project demonstrations, exhibits, food and fun.

Opening ceremonies will take place in the University Center at 10 a.m. Dr. Way Kuo, dean of engineering, will welcome the students and introduce the guest speaker, Pam Horning, division manager of engineering for BWXT Y-12 in Oak Ridge.

Visiting students also are encouraged to participate in the Engineers Day Quiz Bowl, in which four-person teams compete in a written examination. The top teams advance to the Quiz Bowl semifinals and the two top teams after the semifinal round advance to the Quiz Bowl Championship.

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering will sponsor a balsa wood bridge competition. Students design and build bridges using balsa wood, and bring them to Engineers Day for judging. In addition, a panel of engineers will judge exhibits constructed by various campus engineering organizations for presentation to the high school students.

Engineers Day has been a UT tradition since 1912. Engineering classes are dismissed during the event to give students a chance to join faculty in sharing their time for the benefit of future engineers.

The schedule of events is listed on the college’s Web site, http://www.engr.utk.edu/coe/ed2004/.

Participating organizations in this year-s event include:

– Air and Waste Management Association, Student Chapter
– Alpha Epsilon Omega (Co-op Honor Society)
– American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)
– American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE)
– American Nuclear Society (ANS)
– American Society for Materials (ASM)
– The Minerals, Metals, and Materials Society (TMS)
– American Society of Agricultural Engineers (ASAE)
– American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
– American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)
– American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
– Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES)
– Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
– Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE)
– Instrument Society of America (ISA)
– National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)
– Pi Tau Sigma International Mechanical Engineering Honor Society
– Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)
– Society of Plastics Engineers/American Society of Materials (SPE/ASM)
– Society of Women Engineers (SWE)
– Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society
– Y-12 National Security Complex