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Citadel News Service
5 Feb 2007

Celebrating EWeek at The Citadel



Virginia Herbert of Ashley Hall School racked up awards in the 2006 Craft Stick Bridge Competition.

In celebration of National Engineers’ Week, The Citadel and the Charleston District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers along with the Charleston Engineers Joint Council will sponsor several events:

Saturday, Feb. 17
Citadel Annual Engineering Fair for Lowcountry Students

8 a.m.–noon
Buyer Auditorium, Mark Clark Hall, The Citadel campus

The fair is held annually to expose Lowcountry middle and high school students to fundamental math and science principles vital to understanding engineering issues and methods.

It features a model bridge competition, a robotics competition, Electrical Engineering student poster displays and interactive math and science student exhibits for middle and high school students. New to this year’s competition: cadet mentors are overseeing student groups and providing guidance on the project.

Model Bridge Competition  
Registration 8-9 a.m.
Judging 8:30–10 a.m.
Bridge Testing 10-11:30 a.m.
Robotics Competition  
Registration  8-9 a.m.
Competition  9-11:30 a.m.
Compilation of Results 11:30 a.m.-noon
Electrical Engineering students’ senior projects 9 a.m.-noon
Awards ceremony  noon

Tuesday, Feb. 20
Charleston Engineers Joint Council National Engineer Week Banquet

5:30–9 p.m.
Holliday Alumni Center, The Citadel, 69 Hagood Avenue

The event features guest speaker Newt Newton, vice president and deputy general manager of Global Aeronautics, who will give a presentation on the new Boeing 787 Dreamliner. The Charleston Engineer of the Year Award will also be presented. Tickets are $25 per person and $15 for students. For information or ticket sales, contact Beth Cohen at 843-820-6924, Robert Fusarini at 843-218-6108 or Dennis Fallon at 843-953-6588.

Friday, Feb 23
MathCounts Competition

9 a.m.-noon
Buyer Auditorium, Mark Clark Hall, The Citadel campus

The Citadel will host a local MathCounts competition for Lowcountry students. MathCounts is a national program that promotes mathematical excellence in middle school students.

For more information on Engineering Week, go to .

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