National Engineers Week 2017 at FIU

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As part of the College of Engineering and Computing’s celebration of Engineers Week, we will host the 15th Annual Engineering Expo on Friday, February 24th from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m at the FIU Engineering Center on Flagler Street  and 107th Avenue.  The FIU Engineering Expo is the college’s premier community outreach event and welcomes more than 1,400 K-12 students from Miami Dade and Broward County Schools (elementary, middle and high schools) to the FIU Engineering Center. The event brings these students together with FIU students, researchers, and staff to discover the endless possibilities of STEM.

On expo day, all of the college’s research and learning labs are opened for tours. The students participate in contests, presentations, and hands-on projects. The Expo is a truly unforgettable experience for everyone involved. Mike Weiss, a high school teacher from Ferguson High explained, “it’s great that our students are getting exposed to engineering and they can see all the different types of engineering – It gives them potential, options, and it gives them choices.”

The event provides exposure to science and engineering for local public school students and encourages them to consider a career in the engineering and science professions. Together, we are building a pipeline of new engineers and computer scientists that will conduct problem-solving research, innovate groundbreaking technology, and enhance the quality of life in our community.