Carnegie Mellon Celebrates National Engineer's Week


February 14, 2003

Carnegie Mellon University will feature a variety of hands-on programs and demonstrations designed to promote science and engineering to Pittsburgh-area youth at the Carnegie Science Center. Some of the activities include launching handmade rockets and navigating a robot through a challenging miniature racecourse (shown on right).

This year, more than 600 volunteers representing 64 societies, agencies, companies and universities are scheduled to participate in National Engineer's Week. During the two-day weekend, more than 7,000 youngsters are expected to participate in a variety of Carnegie Mellon engineering projects.

Carnegie Mellon's College of Engineering is one of the top-ranked programs in the nation with students majoring in chemical, mechanical, electrical and computer engineering, civil and environmental engineering, materials science, environmental and public policy and biomedical and health engineering programs.