Time and Place
Tuesday, Feb. 18 | 11:15 AM | Engineering Building 3rd floor & Engineering Labs 2nd floor
Come meet the dean, your department head, faculty, and new friends over a sandwich from Macey’s. Learn about what happens during Engineers Week and pre-register for events to enter a raffle for prizes. Lunch will be held in two locations:
Come learn from industry leaders from various engineering fields about their career journeys. Our theme this year is "Level Up: Gain Skills for Career and Life." Be inspired while they explain why they chose to get a STEM degree and what they are doing with it today. They will also share tips and insights they have gained from their careers. Free catered food will be provided! Hosted by SWE, we encourage EVERYONE to attend, you do not want to miss it!
Topics will be:
Power Tools for Negotiating
Acing the Interview
Achieving a Work/Life Balance
Articulating your Best Self
The Next Giant Leap: The Transition from College to Career
In the Calculator Quick Draw, five to six contestants will face off in each round. The top two contestants from each round will go on to the final round. There will be three judges (each with their own answer sheet), one judge to note who's hand is raised first, and someone to switch the slides and keep score.
We will host 4-5 qualifying rounds each with 10 questions, the first person to get the right answer to the problem gets a point. The top 2 scoring contestants from each qualifying round will go on to compete in the final round. The top 2 contestants in the final round will win the $50 gift card or $30 gift card respectively.
The questions will be a test of calculator skills like using the solver, built in statistics operations, and also include a lot of parenthesis to test how fast you can type while getting the right syntax.
Any additional questions or concerns? Email email@example.com with the subject "Calculator Quick Draw" and we will get back to you
All entrants must possess their own calculator. Entrants may only use one calculator during the quick draw.
All calculators must be able to calculate trigonometric functions, 1/X, sqrt, and anything else reasonable for general engineering equations.
No Pentium processor chips allowed... meaning... leave your personal computers at home. You must be able to hold your calculator in one hand without sweating.
it must be a calculator you can hold in one hand (so you can't use a laptop or ipad/tablet with am emulator
everyone will place their calculators on the table in front of them and have both hands behind their backs until the host says go.
Once you have the answer raise your hand, first person to raise their hand with the right answer will get a point.
Teams compete in a college bowl with a JEOPARDY format. The games will consist of teams answering questions and accumulating points. Questions are from categories familiar to engineers. The team with the most points will be the winner of the round. Competition will be a single-elimination tournament.
Submit a technical document written for a class project/assignment or student competition. Individual and team documents accepted.* Awards given in two categories: Graduate Papers and Undergraduate Papers
Submissions due Friday, February 21, by 5:00 p.m. Email documents to firstname.lastname@example.org (pdf format)