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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University February 18, 2008 | Vol. 37 No. 22
Whiting School Celebrates National Engineers Week

In honor of National Engineers Week, the Whiting School is hosting a series of events to help raise public awareness of and show appreciation for the contributions engineers make to society, from better building design to enhanced drug delivery to advanced computer technologies. All events take place on the Homewood campus.

Monday, Feb. 18, 5-7 p.m. E-Week Kick-Off Celebration

The week begins with a social celebration that includes food, music, a student activities fair, a sale of Hopkins Engineering T-shirts and a Tower of Power Half-Hour Design Competition, sponsored by the Hopkins Undergraduate Engineering Society. Prizes will be awarded to the tallest structures. To enter the competition, contact Adam Baumgartner at Charles Commons Banquet Room.

Tuesday, Feb. 19, 4-6 p.m. Engineering Your Job Search

Tracy Carter and Julia Galeazzi of Career Services will give students advice and tips for engineering their job search. A workshop on writing resumes and cover letters is scheduled from 4 to 5 p.m., followed by a session on how to look for employment. Great Hall, Levering Union.

Wednesday, Feb. 20, 6 p.m. "Behind the Politics of Climate Change: A Lesson in Sustainability"

Climate change. Global warming. Sustainability. What does it all mean? University experts will discuss the science behind the words and the steps that Johns Hopkins is taking toward a greener world. Participating in the event, sponsored by the JHU Society of Engineering Alumni, are Darryn Waugh, professor, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences; Ben Hobbs, professor, Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering, and chair of the President's Task Force on Climate Change; Davis Bookhart, director, Johns Hopkins Sustainability Initiative, and manager, Energy Management and Environmental Stewardship; and student representatives from the JHU chapters of Engineers for a Sustainable World and Engineers Without Borders. To RSVP for the lecture and reception, e-mail with your name and phone number. Computational Science and Engineering Building Auditorium.

Thursday, Feb. 21, 4:30 p.m. "Engineering for Leadership"

Alumnus James Pitts, corporate vice president and president of Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems, will talk about the value of a Johns Hopkins engineering education and how his has helped him in his career as president of the largest sector of Northrop Grumman. Lecture and reception. Mason Hall Auditorium.

Thursday, Feb. 21, 6-8 p.m. Wine and Dessert Social

Women of Whiting invites all graduate students to an evening of assorted desserts, wines and games. Contact: Great Hall, Levering Union.


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