Beer pong and engineering: what they have in common

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Last week, the UTSA College of Engineering invited the campus community to celebrate Engineering Week, from March 24 to March 28. UTSA’s Engineering Week, or “EWeek,” corresponded with the sixth annual San Antonio Engineering Week. EWeek featured five days of engineering themed events that recognized the organizations and accomplishments of the College of Engineering students and faculty.

Electrical and computer engineering junior Haley Garcia participated in Engineering Week and was in favor of the event. “A lot of students shy away from math and science,” said Garcia. “Engineering Week shows that these aren’t intimidating subjects and it eliminates stereotypes that engineers aren’t social.”

According to Katie Parks, the College of Engineering Student Council President, the goal of EWeek 2014 was to increase the visibility of the college and its student organizations within the UTSA community. To accomplish this goal, members and volunteers of engineering student organizations hosted EWeek events designed for students of majors: Engineering Organization Expo Day, which showcased engineering organizations and programs, Integral for a T-Shirt Day, which offered participants free Engineering Week San Antonio 2014 T-Shirts, and Square Root Beer Pong, which offered free root beer floats to water pong participants.

The College of Engineering also hosted a networking luncheon for engineering students on Wednesday, March 26. This EWeek event was an opportunity for engineering students to converse with engineering professionals and build relationships with potential future employers.

The Engineering San Antonio 2014 Banquet, held on Friday, March 28, marked the conclusion of UTSA Engineering Week. The banquet honored the students, faculty, and sponsors integral to the success of UTSA’s engineering program.