The University of Texas at Dallas

Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science


2017 National Engineers Week


Join us as we celebrate National Engineers Week and the ways in which
at The University of Texas at Dallas.

Monday, February 13th +

Blackstone Tech Talk

Blackstone LaunchPad is a campus based program designed to support and mentor students, staff and alumni-regardless of major, experience or discipline.Just have an idea? We’ll help you flush out initial concepts and understand the roadmap to execute on it.Already formed a company? We can help overcome obstacles as you look to grow and scale your business.Just curious? Participate in events, join the online community, or sign up for free mentorship.

Schedule: 7:00 p.m.
Location: TI Auditorium, ECSS 2.102

Wednesday, February 15th +

A Conversation with Tracy Drain: Highlighting Diversity at NASA

In her 16 years at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Tracy Drain has participated in the development and operation of the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, the Kepler mission searching for exoplanets and the Juno mission to Jupiter. She is currently Tracy is a systems engineer at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California and is the Deputy Chief Engineer for the Juno mission to Jupiter. Sponsored by the National Society of Black Engineers.

Schedule: 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Location: TI Auditorium, ECSS 2.102



Karaoke Night

This interactive crowd favorite is your opportunity to enjoy the pure fun that comes from singing with your friends. Sponsored by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers student organization.

Schedule: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m
Location: Student Union Pub

Thursday, February 16th +

Faculty Tech Talks

Dr. Mario Rotea will present “Wind energy at UT Dallas – what and why”
Dr. Ryan McMahan will present “A Brief Introduction to Virtual Reality”
Matthew Brock from Loopback Analytics will present “Blue / Green Deployment-a software release strategy that enables system updates without downtime"

Schedule: 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Location: TI Auditorium, ECSS 2.102

Friday, February 17th +

Super Smash Brothers Tournament

Come out to show off your skills as E-Week wraps up, and BYOC (Bring your own controller). See you Friday! Sponsored by the Association for Computing Machinery student chapter.

Schedule: 7:00 p.m – 10:00 p.m.
Location: TI Auditorium, ECSS 2.102

Saturday, February 18th +

Jonsson School Dance

Schedule: 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Location: Galaxy A, B and C