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February 18, 2010 Engineers Week at Stevens Celebrates Engineering’s Impact on Society
This week (February 14-20) is Engineers Week, a program designed to cultivate generations of engineering talent. Engineers Week honors the students, alumni and staff who push innovation and entrepreneurship by consistently moving forward and solving some of our most important societal issues.
This year, in honor of Engineers Week Discover E educational outreach program, the focus in on volunteerism and making a world of difference to those in need. According to The National Engineers Week Foundation, America’s engineers contribute more than one million hours annually to public service.
Stevens Institute of Technology provides important community services through great programs such as the Stevens Branch of Engineers Without Borders (EWB-SIT).
EWB-SIT began October of 2005 and currently includes over twenty student members and two faculty advisors, Professor Leslie Brunell & Professor M. G. Prasad. EWB is a non-profit humanitarian organization established to partner with developing communities worldwide in order to improve their quality of life.
Projects undertaken by EWB-SIT students include: the installation of a Micro Hydro-Electric Generator in the Dominican Republic; Bioconversion of Lignocellulose to Ethanol; and a Water Purification System
The spirit of volunteerism among engineers is also seen in individual cases such William Merunka, an engineering graduate of Stevens in 2006, who participates in various charities to earn money for the special Olympics as part of his own contribution towards Engineers Week.
Stevens is proud to offer the opportunity to achieve outstanding academic and professional success as well as the avenues with which to give back and serve the community in doing so.
For more information on our academic programs and engineering opportunities, visit the School of Engineering and Science.