Engineering Week Celebration at SPC

National Engineers Week is held in February, and SPC will take part with its own Engineering Week including free events, open to both the public and SPC students.

February 18-24, 2018 is National Engineers Week. This celebration was started in 1951 by the National Society of Professional Engineers, in conjunction with President George Washington‘s birthday. President Washington is considered the nation’s first engineer, notably for his survey work.[1} 

SPC’s Engineering, Manufacturing, and Building Arts program is celebrating with our own Engineering Week, during which we’ll offer several events open to both the public and current SPC students.

Open Houses

We’ll be hosting two open house events. The first, on February 19, 2018, will feature our Biomedical Engineering Technology Open House. This event is on Monday, February 19, 2018 from 4:30-6 p.m. in room BB 121 at our Tarpon Springs Campus, 600 East Klosterman Rd., Tarpon Springs.

On Wednesday, February 21, 2018, we’ll host our Engineering, Manufacturing, and Building Arts Open House from 6-7:30 p.m., in the CC building’s Clearwater Campus Collaborative Center for Emerging Technologies laboratory workshop at 2465 Drew Street in Clearwater.

Both laboratories contain equipment specific to the disciplines being taught in the BMET and Engineering Technology/Building Arts programs.  Program faculty and advisors will also be on hand to answer questions.

Career Exploration Events

Have you ever thought of being an engineer, engineering technologist, BMET technician, or construction supervisor?  How about Architecture?  The Career Exploration and Careers in Engineering Panel events are two opportunities to learn more about the programs in the department, meet faculty and students, and talk to career counselors.

The Engineering Career Explorations Event will be on Tuesday, February 20, 2018,  from 12:30-1:45 p.m., in room ES113 at our Clearwater Campus,  2465 Drew Street in Clearwater.

Also on Tuesday, February 20, you can take part in our interactive Engineering Career Exploration Workshop, which will explore careers in the Engineering field. This event will be at SPC’s Gibbs Campus, 6605 5th Avenue N, St. Petersburg, in room SA 135.

The Careers in Engineering Panel Event will consist of at least four different types of engineers who will share their stories about becoming an engineer and why they chose their field of engineering. This event will be on Thursday, February 22, 2018, from 5-6:00 p.m., in room ES 127 at our Clearwater Campus,  2465 Drew Street in Clearwater.

Catapult to success!

Finally, we’ll have some fun while learning about engineering and building arts at our Catapult Competition. We’ll build scale-sized wooden catapults and launching items (we haven’t decided what to launch yet) to see what gets the best distance.  Yes, it’s a competition, so there will be prizes! Join us for our Catapult Competition on Thursday, February 22, 2018, from 12:30 -1:45 p.m.,  in the CC building at our Clearwater Campus,  2465 Drew Street in Clearwater.

Please contact Lara Sharp at with questions about the programs and week’s events.

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