Southwest Tennessee Community College

February 2, 2006

For more information, contact: Southwest at (901) 333-4024 or 4116

Southwest Hosts Engineers Week Student Contest
Written by Brenda J. Rayner

Southwest will host the Engineers Week Student Contest in recognition of National Engineers Week. National Engineers Week provides an opportunity for engineers to reach out into their communities to increase awareness and appreciation of the engineering profession. During the week, engineers help create an interest in engineering, math and science among our nation's public schools. For more information visit

Sponsored by Memphis-Area Joint Engineers Council, the Engineers Week Student Contest gives Mid-south middle and high school students the opportunity to express their creativity and demonstrate their ingenuity by working on concept projects designed to improve our quality of life. Judging criteria include benefit to society, creativity, feasibility, and presentation. Monetary awards are given to the winning schools.

The contest will be held Saturday, February 18 from 9 a.m. to noon at Southwest Tennessee Community College, Macon Cove Campus. For additional information contact: Alan Otts (901) 683-3900, e-mail

Other Activities for the week:

Saturday, February 4 MATHCOUNTS
Time: 7 a.m.- Noon, Location: University of Memphis School of Engineering
Sponsoring Organization: Tennessee Society of Professional Engineers Memphis Chapter
Contact: Russ Walker e-mail More information:

Monday, February 20 Engineers Week Kickoff Luncheon
Time: Noon, Location: Airport Radisson
Sponsoring Organization: Engineer's Club of Memphis
Speaker: Allie Prescott, President, Allie Prescott & Partners, Former President and GM of the Memphis Redbirds
Cost: $20 per person or $180 for a table of 10
Contact: Bert Merrill (901) 682-9551

Wednesday, February 22 Order of the Engineer Ceremony
Time: 11:30 a.m. 1 p.m., Location: Holiday Inn at the University of Memphis, Overton Room
Sponsoring Organization: American Society of Civil Engineers, West Tennessee Branch
More information:
PDH: A Certificate of attendance showing 1 PDH (Ethics) will be provided after the meeting.
Cost: Luncheon $20 per person, ASCE Student Members - FREE. Additional $15 for ring if going through the Ring Ceremony, RSVP by February 20.
Contact: Drew Cohn (901) 544-0722, e-mail

Thursday, February 23 Engineers Week Banquet
Time: 5:30 p.m. Social, Music, and Silent Auction; 7:00 PM Dinner Location: Germantown Country Club Sponsoring Organization: Tennessee Society of Professional Engineers Memphis Chapter
Speaker: Gary Patterson, University of Memphis, Center for Earthquake Research and Information
Cost: Tickets are $30 each, $240 for a table of 8, and must be purchased by February 20
Contact: Bob Pitts (901) 726-0810, e-mail