Engineers Week 2015
Engineers Week (E-Week), a national celebration of science and technology, is underway February 23-27 on campus. Engineering students have organized a wide-ranging list of speakers, panels, activities and networking events to highlight the spirit of innovation and the value of diversity in STEM fields.
To kick off the week, Gwynne Shotwell, the president and chief operating officer of SpaceX, will deliver the opening day keynote address.
“We are extremely honored to have the president of one the most innovative companies in the world, SpaceX, presenting our keynote speech,” says Brad Windsor, president of Berkeley’s Engineering Student Council and an E-Week organizer.
Other events during the week include a design competition, a career fair and a carnival in the Hearst Memorial Mining Building that will wrap up the event on Friday. A full schedule of E-Week events along with registration information can be found at eweek.berkeley.edu.
“Engineers Week stands out this year with our core focus on design, innovation and inclusion,” says Jingting Wu, the student director of Berkeley’s E-Week.
The first E-Week was sponsored by the National Society of Professional Engineers in 1951 to encourage engineering education and to foster diversity in the field by raising public awareness about engineering professions. Today more than 70 engineering education and professional societies, as well as industry partners and government agencies, participate in E-Week activities across the country.