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Mon., Feb. 19 Kickoff Events
The Amazing Engineering Race, Starts and Ends at Engineering East, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
The event will take place all over campus. Teams of up to four students will complete engineering challenges, solve clues, and race to the finish.
Kick-off Event, in Front of Engineering East, 12 to 2 p.m.
Food stations, student DJ, student organization tables, Color War, and Technology Aerospace Club (TAC) hybrid motor demonstration.
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Tues., Feb. 20 Events
Lunch and Learn: Engineering for Crisis, EE, The Cube, 12 to 1:30 p.m.
Everyone needs water to live, but too much or too little can lead to crisis. Prof. Fred Bloetscher, from the FAU Dept. of Civil, Environmental, and Geomatics Engineering will discuss Florida’s hurricane history and the evolution of engineering in Florida. Elizabeth McElroy, Director, Emergency Management and Safety for the S. Fla. Water Mgmt. District, will discuss how Florida proactively braces for hurricane impact to mitigate destruction. Frederick C. Schilling, Vice President, Plumbers without Borders will discuss how students and professionals can volunteer to help in areas where infrastructure has either been destroyed or never existed, to get water to people who need it.
Lunch sponsored by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Palm Beach Branch.
CAD Puzzles
How It's Made: AutoCAD Puzzle Competition, EE, The Cube, 1:30 to 3 p.m.
Try your hand at solving an AutoCAD puzzle. The fastest to finish wins. There will be puzzles for those who have taken an AutoCAD course before, and puzzles for those who have not. Members of the ASCE will be on hand to assist and explain the basics.
Build a Rocket Workshop, EE, The Cube, 4 to 5 p.m.
Come learn how to build a rocket with members of the Technology Aerospace Club. Space is limited to 12 participants.
Intel Information Session, EE 106, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Find out about employment opportunities with Intel.
Hosted by the FAU Career Center.
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Wed., Feb. 21 Events
SAE Balloon Powered Car Challenge, EE, The Cube, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Teams of up to three people build and race a balloon-powered car. Teams are judged in three categories: distance, straight line, and design.
Lunch and Learn: Power and Debris Management During and After a Natural Disaster, EE, The Cube, 12 to 1:30 p.m.
After a brief discussion of issues that utilities and residents face during and after natural disasters, a panel of experts will help us understand the procedures and the plans that are put in place and what we can all do to help minimize the disruptions to our daily lives. The discussion will be lead by Prof. Amir Abtahi from the FAU Department of Ocean and Mechanical Engineering.
Lunch sponsored by the College of Engineering and Computer Science and Cannoli Kitchen.
FAU Career Expo, Recreation and Fitness Center, 12 to 4 p.m.
Register at OWL CareerLink, bring lots of resumes and dress professionally.
Hosted by the FAU Career Center.
Microsoft Mixed Reality Immersive Experience, Royal Palm Room, Student Union, 1:45 to 2:30 p.m.
A summary of the technical differences between Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality, how these devices are currently being used, and why they have the potential to revolutionize education.
Human Powered Sub (HPS) "Build a Boat" Competition, Recreation and Fitness Center Pool, 3 to 5 p.m.
Students work in teams of two to build a boat made out of ziploc bags, duct tape, and PVC pipe and race them across the pool without using one's hands or feet. Teams are judged on speed and design.
Make FAU IoT Hardware Hackathon Starts, EE 106, 6 p.m. (through Thurs., Feb. 22 at 12 p.m.)
Sponsored by Stryker, IBM Watson, IEEE Palm Beach Section, and the College of Engineering and Computer Science.
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Thurs., Feb. 22 Events
Learn & Explore: Web Accessibility Through the Eyes of the Visually Impaired, EE, The Cube, 10 to 11:30 a.m.
It can be difficult to find information on the web if you are visually impaired. Prof. Shihong Huang, from the FAU Department of Computer and Electrical Engineering and Computer Science will explain how certain software makes it possible for those who are visually impaired to search the internet and complete programming tasks. A competition using this software will follow.
Lunch and Learn: Civic Hacking for Florida’s Future, EE, The Cube, 12 to 1 p.m.
Learn about Code for Fort Lauderdale, a group of idea-makers, designers, citizen leaders, developers, and data geeks who volunteer to help the Fort Lauderdale government and civic orgs adopt open web technologies, with Robert Davis, Code for Fort Lauderdale Team Member.
Lunch sponsored by Publix.
Make FAU IoT Hardware Hackathon Ends, EE, The Cube, 1:30 - 4 p.m.
Student teams will make their project presentations to a panel of judges, and awards will be given.
Sponsored by Stryker, IBM Watson, IEEE Palm Beach Section, and the College of Engineering and Computer Science.
From Zero to Hero: Learn How to Build and Host a Dynamic Website Workshop, Live Oak Pavilion A & B, 3 - 5 p.m.
This workshop will be segmented into (2) 50-minute segments. Part 1 - Learn how to build a website from the ground up and how to host it. Includes website development basics, learning about HTML5 and CSS, making a first "Hello World!" setup page, and how to introduce Bootstrap to the site. Part 2 - Learn about web hosting, domain services, and Amazon Web Services (AWS). Please, bring your laptops with you, so that you may learn with the presenters.
HPCC Systems Meetup: ECL All Stars – Why the Language Rocks Big Data, EE 106, 6 to 8 p.m.
Learn about the power statements behind the Enterprise Control Language (ECL) that is used to solve Big Data problems and work with new Big Data products, with Bob Foreman, Senior Software Engineer, LexisNexis Risk Solutions.
Pizza provided and there will be a raffle for a Kindle Fire.
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Fri., Feb. 23 Events
Three Minute Thesis Presentations, EE, The Cube, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
A competition to effectively explain your research in three minutes, in language appropriate to a non-specialist audience. Register by Wed., Feb. 14.
Study Abroad Information Session, EE 207, 12 to 1 p.m.
Learn about study abroad opportunities available to engineering and computer science students, such as the French American Exchange (FAME) program at ENSEA, a graduate school of electrical engineering and computer science in Cergy France, (40 minutes outside of Paris).
Talent Show
Engineers Got Talent: COECS Talent Show, The Burrow, Student Union, 5 to 7 p.m.
All COECS students, staff, and faculty are invited to attend and participate. All talent will be considered. Examples include but are not limited to: vocal performances, dance routines, comedy, juggling, etc. Award categories are Judge's Choice and People's Choice.

Open to the first 10 "acts" that apply.
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