Engineering Week to Begin on Monday

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Students throw paper airplanes from the top floor of the GSC as part of 2015’s Engineering Week Photo Courtesy of Snow College Engineering

Students throw paper airplanes from the top floor of the GSC as part of 2015’s Engineering Week Photo Courtesy of Snow College Engineering

Monday marks the first day of a nationwide tradition. Engineering Week means a week of events for engineering majors and the rest of the student body alike.

“Engineering Week is a tradition across the country,” said Kyle Rowley, engineering professor at Snow. “We try to schedule it in February during the same week as Washington’s birthday to recognize him as the first engineer of our country, but this time it didn’t quite work out that way.”

Signs are posted in the Science Building with events for Engineering Week. Some of these events include a popsicle stick bridge building contest, a carbon derby, and engineering trivia. “We want this to be fun for everyone,” said Rowley.

Most of these events will be taking place at noon in the Greenwood Student Center during the week between Monday and Thursday. Some of these events, such as the derby, require preregistration, and to do so, students should talk to either Dr. Newbold or Professor Rowley.

“The main goal of engineering is to make life better for everyone,” said Rowley. “Without it, our quality of life wouldn’t be nearly where it is now. We hope that everyone can see that and appreciate everything we do.”

Despite being a two year college, Snow College is known in larger universities for its engineering program. “They tell us that we prepare students well to go on with the rest of their Bachelor’s degrees and beyond, if they so choose,” said Rowley. “We have a strong program, and we get recognition for that.”

For more information on Engineering Week, students should see the red signs in the science building. These signs have the list of events, dates, and times, as well as whether or not preregistration is required. For any other questions, talk to Professor Rowley or Dr. Newbold.

Emily Suckow is a twenty year-old sophomore at Snow College. She grew up in South Jordan and graduated from Bingham High School in 2014. Being well-to do in the oboe, flute, and English horn, she was drawn to Snow for their four-year music major program, but has since switched her major and is pursuing a degree in Public Relations at this time. Emily spent her sophomore year at Snow College as Webmaster and Vice President of the Snowdrift, Snow College's student newspaper. When she was 13, Emily was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, but is currently cancer-free and loving life.

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