Fifteen engineering societies join to celebrate Engineers Week

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KALAMAZOO--Fifteen Southwest Michigan engineering societies are joining with Western Michigan University for the 61st observance of National Engineers week, an annual event organized by engineering societies to increase public awareness and appreciation of engineers and their work.

WMU and the Southwest Michigan Societies will take part in the annual Engineers Week Dinner on Tuesday, Feb. 21, at the Fetzer Center on WMU's Main Campus. A social hour begins at 5:30 p.m. Dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. followed by a program at 7:30 p.m.

Glasser

The featured speaker will be Dr. Harold Glasser, executive director for campus sustainability at WMU. Glasser will talk about designing sustainable strategies for providing energy, water, food, fiber, transport, shelter, goods and services for a growing global population. This presents potential fields of unprecedented growth for future engineers and scientists.

Earlier in the day, area high school students interested in engineering or related technologies, and their teachers will attend a program at WMU's College of Engineering and Applied Sciences on the Parkview Campus focusing on several specific applications of engineering.

Reservations for the dinner are $25 for professionals and $10 for students. Reservations must be made by Friday, Feb. 17. For more information and reservation forms, visit wmich.edu/engineer/eweek or contact Jorge Rodriguez in the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences at jorge.rodriguez@wmich.edu or (269) 276-3374.