TAMUC Celebrates Engineers Week with Events and Student Competition

The Department of Engineering and Technology at A&M-Commerce celebrated Engineers Week Feb. 19-23. Events included keynote speakers from Raytheon, Oncor and NASA, and educational workshops on career development presented by International Paper and the Texas Society of Professional Engineers.

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A&M-Commerce student Charles Alexander gains career advice from alumni ambassador Jacob Stahl during Engineers Week on campus.

Additionally, three student teams participated in a week-long competition to design a retrofitted drain cover for the university's Garvin Lake drainage system. The winning team included MaryGrace Anspach, Alexandra Butcher and Kat Pruitt. If utilized, the team believes the proposed cover could help prevent wildlife and debris from being pulled into the system.

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From left, A&M-Commerce students MaryGrace Anspach and Kat Pruitt present their entry in the recent engineering competition during Engineers Week on campus.
Three students present their entry in a recent engineering competition.
From left, A&M-Commerce students Forrest Coleman, Jordan Leverett and Kaylee Wilhite present their entry in the recent engineering competition during Engineers Week on campus.

Engineers Week—founded in 1951 by the National Society of Professional Engineers—aims to build a diverse and well-educated engineering workforce by increasing awareness, interest and understanding of engineering and technology careers.

(Feature photo: A&M-Commerce student Luke Nelson met with representatives from Oncor at the recent career fair hosted by the College of Science and Engineering. Photo by Tyler Holloway | Texas A&M University-Commerce Office of Marketing and Communications.)