LETU to host E-Week events Friday

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 - 5:25pm

LeTourneau University’s School of Engineering and Engineering technology will host an “E-Week” engineering workshop for nearly 130 participating high school and middle school students from the East Texas area. LETU’s E-week event will run from noon to 3 p.m., Friday, Feb. 22, in the Glaske Center for Engineering, Science and Technology, on the LETU main campus, 2100 S. Mobberly Ave., in Longview.

Beginning with registration and lunch at noon, students will split into groups to engage in a variety of engineering activities, including modeling and design labs. Middle school students will also participate in an occupational discussion from professionals in the engineering field, titled “What Do Engineers Do?” Each grade level will have a faculty member or engineering professional leading the conversation, tailored to each grade’s skill level, with welding and trebuchet labs and demonstrations for high school students and a simple design project for middle school students.

“Engineers week, which we call ‘E-Week,’ is a national event to promote the contribution of engineers to society and to encourage the nation’s youth to explore engineering as a career path,” said LETU engineering professor Jeffrey Johnson, who is coordinating the event. “Some activities include interactive sessions working with electronics, structures, 3D solid modeling and materials joining. This is a fantastic opportunity for students to get a sampling of what an engineering education looks like first hand.”

LETU’s event is part of the National Engineers Week, which unites institutions across the country to inspire and impress people of all ages with the pervasive importance of engineering technology in our modern society.

LeTourneau University is an interdenominational Christ-centered university located in Longview, Texas, with undergraduate and graduate programs online and at education centers around the state.

Academic majors include aviation, business, communication, computer science, criminal justice, education, engineering, health care administration, health science-nursing, human services, kinesiology, the liberal arts, the sciences and psychology.

Claiming every workplace in every nation as its mission field, LeTourneau University graduates are professionals of ingenuity and Christ-like character who see life’s work as a holy calling with eternal impact.

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