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Kerry-Ann Hamilton
Media Relations Manager

Howard University Hosts First National Web-Based Engineering Conference

Produced by Kerry-Ann Hamilton
Engineers Without Borders exemplify the theme of Engineering Week ~ Engineers Make a World of
Difference: Celebrating Engineer Volunteerism.

WASHINGTON (February 16, 2010) – Each year the National Engineers Week Foundation sponsors Engineer Week, and this year Howard University will host the first-ever Engineer Week Blast on Thursday, Feb. 18.

Engineers Week (E-Week) is Feb. 14-20 and the 2010 theme is Engineers Make a World of Difference: Celebrating Engineer Volunteerism. The theme aims to highlight students who are giving back to their communities and the world during their collegiate careers and to encourage others to do the same.

The first Engineers Week Blast is a nation-wide gathering of engineering students. The event celebrates student engineers and the many ways they are making their mark on the world through community service and volunteerism. Students from across the country and around the world will log-in for the event at 8 p.m. (EST) to play engineering related trivia games, watch the winning videos from the National Engineers Week Foundation Student Video contest and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) USA Student Video contest. The award winners will be announced live. More than 30 engineering schools have registered to participate in the Web blast at Howard University by logging into

The Web cast will be hosted by engineer Nate Ball, host of the PBS series Design Squad; Washington D.C. local FOX 5 reporter, Holly Morris; and Blaine Leonard, president of the American Society of Civil Engineers.

Refreshments will be served to students who attend the Web blast. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and the event begins at 8 p.m. in the Armour J. Blackburn Center Ballroom.

Howard is also hosting other events throughout the week including a College of Engineering, Architecture and Computer Sciences (CEACS) banquet on Feb. 17; a Career and Cooperative Education Fair on Feb. 18 from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and a Donor Recognition event the morning of the fair at 9:30 a.m. Donor Johnson &Johnson will be recognized for their donation of $5,000.

The College of Engineering, Architecture and Computer Sciences (CEACS) is one of Howard University's 12 schools and colleges. CEACS is composed of the School of Engineering and Computer Sciences and the School of Architecture and Design.
The CEACS is home to six academic departments offering accredited undergraduate, graduate and professional programs.



Andre Nicholson, graduate assistant, contributed to this release.

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