Engineering students celebrate E-week 2013

Photo of Aggie snowmanFrom engineering comedians to a snowfield in the middle of campus, the week of Feb. 17–23 saw Texas A&M host a range of events for National Engineers Week, or E-Week.

The national event aims to promote engineering in society, and Texas A&M's Student Engineers’ Council (SEC) scheduled events to spreade engineering awareness across the university and into the local community.

Beyond just spreading engineering awareness, E-Week co-chairs Samantha Crovella and Joshua Wooldridge said they sought to show appreciation to both the students and faculty of the Dwight Look College of Engineering for their dedication in making Texas A&M engineering so unique.

Events included giveaways, an engineering comedy night, a faculty appreciation breakfast, and a roundtable discussion between Dr. Robin Autenrieth, senior associate dean for academic affairs, and student organizations in the college. E-Week's capstone event was the “Statoil Snowday.” With sponsorship from Statoil Corp., SEC was able to convert more than 40,000 pounds of ice into artificial snow spread over a plot of land in Spence Park on the morning of Feb. 22. Sledding disks were provided, and a gentle slope was fashioned out of a snow bank. Another area was designated for general winter activities, such as building snowmen and other winter-themed games.

Statoil, the corporate sponsor, made it possible to raise the profile of the events far above that of the past with their generous support.