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BYU celebrates National Engineers Week with activities Feb. 19-22

In honor of 2013 National Engineers Week, the Brigham Young University Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering and Technology will host activities for middle and high school students Wednesday, Feb. 20, from 9 to 11 a.m. and noon to 2 p.m. These events are free and open to the public.

In addition to Wednesday’s expo, the college is also hosting the "Some Assembly Required" service project on Feb. 19, 21 and 22 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the W. W. Clyde Building Lounge.

The Provo Bicycle Collective, a local non-profit organization, will provide students with spare bike parts that can be used to assemble and repair bicycles. These bicycles will then be sold at discounted rates to individuals who could not otherwise afford a bicycle.

"This service project will allow engineering students to celebrate National Engineers Week in a unique way, by using their skills to make a difference in the community," said Krista Tripodi, communications manager for the Fulton College. 

The EngTech Expo will feature demonstrations, tours, competitions and booths from several of the on-campus engineering and technology clubs. This event also gives students exposure to the kind of research and jobs available to graduates in the different fields of engineering and technology.

Hundreds of middle and high school students will get to see the BYU Mars Rover, a laser truck rally, a variety of biomedical engineering and physics demos and much more.

National Engineers Week aims to increase appreciation for math, science and technology and to celebrate the contributions engineers make in the world. The Ira A. Fulton College participates in this tradition by bringing college, middle school and high school students together for a day of interactive learning.

For more information, visit etweek.et.byu.edu or contact Krista Tripodi at 801-422-3948.

Writer: Krista Tripodi

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