IT&E Plans E-Week Activities for Area Students

Posted: February 13, 2002 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Robin Herron

The School of Information Technology and Engineering (IT&E), along with other engineering schools across the country, will send its students and faculty into area classrooms during National Engineers Week (E-Week), Feb. 17-23. Students and faculty members will conduct hands-on activities for students and share their experiences with elementary and secondary school students. IT&E also mailed approximately 150 packets of E-Week related information to high schools in Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, D.C.

The outreach effort is part the “Discover E” campaign, sponsored nationwide by the engineering profession. Some 40,000 engineers throughout the U.S. will reach more than five million students and teachers. Their goal is to help bring practical applications of math, science, and technology to the classroom and to increase student interest in those subjects. Learn more about E-Week by visiting www.eweek.org.

George Mason has 2,000 undergraduate students and 2,000 graduate students enrolled in IT&E degree programs. For more information, call x31511; e-mail iteinfo@gmu.edu; or visit the IT&E web site.

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