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National Engineers Week 2018

PostPosted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:27 am
by rwass
Fresno State’s Lyles College of Engineering will begin its celebration of National Engineers Week (Feb. 18 through 24) on Tuesday, Feb. 20 at Fresno State’s Satellite Student Union with two free showings at 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. of the movie “Dream Big: Engineering Our World.” To obtain tickets and to register for all events, visit:

National Engineers Week events:

Wednesday, Feb. 21: “Globalization of Engineering and Business” CEO Panel (North Gym, room 118) Free and open to the public. Registration required.
Networking and hors devours (5 to 5:30 p.m.)

CEO Speaker Panel (5:30 to 7 p.m.): Moderator: Lee Ann Eager, President and CEO, Economic Development Corporation serving Fresno County
● Tamara L. Lyles, President and CEO, Lyles Utility Construction, LLC
● Michael May, President, Adco Manufacturing
● Robert Berry, Founder and CEO, DPS Telecom
● Ed Dunkel Jr., President, Precision Civil Engineering Inc.
● Noelle Willbanks, PE, President, Willbanks Environmental Consulting, Inc.

Thursday, Feb. 22: “Introduce a Girl to Engineering - Women in Engineering Speaker Panel” (Fresno State Satellite Student Union). Free and open to the public. Registration required.

Panel (10 to 11:30 a.m.): Successful female engineers from the Valley will join panel moderator and Fresno State social media specialist, Jenny Toste, for an in-depth look into the opportunities within the engineering profession and how they’ve thrived in a male dominated industry. This panel is sponsored by Lyles College of Engineering and Blair, Church and Flynn Consulting Engineers. First 300 student attendees, including K-12 and college, will receive a one-of-a-kind National Engineers Week T-shirt. Panelists:
● Terra J. Mortensen, PE, Site Development Project Manager, Fresno Office Manager, Galloway Planning. Architecture. Engineering.
● Tinnah Medina, AIA, LEED, AP, Associate Vice-President, Facilities Management, Fresno State
● Vanida Beigy, PE, Senior Project Manager, Precision Civil Engineering, Inc.
● Diana Gomez, PE, PMP, Central Valley Regional Director, California High-Speed Rail Authority
● Dr. Brissa Quiroz, Fresno State Lyles College of Engineering Valley Industry Partnership for Cooperative Education, Program Director, and Vice President of the San Joaquin Valley Society of Women Engineers Chapter

Thursday, Feb. 22: “Introduce a Girl to Engineering” Engineering Activities (Fresno State's Lyles College of Engineering, Engineering East Building, Foyer). Free and open to the public. No registration required. All attendees

Engineering Activities (12 to 3 p.m.) - on the hour
● Student Society of Women Engineers Panel
● Lab Tours
● Hands-on Engineering Activities

Thursday, Feb. 22: “Hidden Figures” movie (Fresno State, Satellite Student Union)
Free and open to the public. Registration required.

● Movie (6 p.m.): In honor of Black History Month and National Engineers Week, Lyles College of Engineering, in partnership with Fresno State’s Associated Students, Inc., will show the movie “Hidden Figures.” About “brilliant African-American women working at NASA who served as the brains behind the launch into orbit of astronaut John Glenn, Hidden Figures, is a stunning achievement that turned around the Space Race. The visionary trio crossed all gender and racial line and inspired generations.”

Friday, February 24: “Bowling by Major” (Fresno State University Student Union)

● Bowling (1 to 3 p.m.): Students in the Lyles College of Engineering will have the opportunity to compete, by major, for a pizza party awarded to the entire department.

Friday, February 24: “Winter Warm-up Mixer” (Que Pasa Mexican Café, Campus Pointe at Fresno State)

● Mixer (6 to 8 p.m.): Fresno State Alumni Association’s “Lyles College of Engineering Alumni Chapter” will hold their annual “Winter Warm-Up Mixer” for alumni, students, faculty and staff of the Lyles College of Engineering. Guests will have the opportunity to network, meet new colleagues and see old friends. Registration required:

Saturday, Feb. 24: Volunteer Day “Adopt-A-Highway” (Highway 168 between Shaw and Shields Avenues)

● Volunteer Day (8 to 11 a.m.): Lyles College of Engineering students will volunteer and “Adopt-A-Highway” with Caltrans and clean Highway 168 between Ashlan and Shields Avenues. All Lyles College students in attendance will be entered into a drawing to win Lyles College Dean Ram Nunna’s parking space located behind Engineering East for one-week.

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