Villanova to Celebrate Engineers Week

Beginning on Sunday, February 17, and running through Friday, February 22, Villanova will celebrate Engineers Week, which is a national series of events designed to celebrate the field and encourage greater awareness of the role of engineering, especially in the educational community. The events listed below will be part of this year’s celebration on Villanova’s campus.

The Villanova celebration will be sponsored this year by Ford Motor Company, which will have cars on display in the area in front of Bartley Hall on Thursday and in front of CEER on Wednesday through Friday.

Engineers Week

Engineers Week is celebrated annually throughout the country at Engineering Schools. Our students will be traveling to some area schools throughout the week to let elementary students know what engineering is all about. This fun-filled week is an opportunity for us to let the rest of the campus know we're here. Join us for Engineers week Feb. 15th - Feb. 21st for fun, games, of course, prizes and always -- food!

Guest Speaker: David Fernandez, Chief Operating Officer of GES USA, Inc.

Mr. Fernandez has more than five years of worldwide experience in all sectors of renewable energy. He has lead engineering projects on three continents, including a hydropower project in the Andes Mountains of Bolivia, wind farm projects in Spain and the US, and solar power projects across Europe. His engineering background also includes project management roles for Siemens and Daimler-Chrysler, in which he was responsible for many aspects of engine design and testing, including cold-weather testing in the Arctic.

Mr. Fernandez holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Aeronautical Engineering from Western Michigan University; a Masters Degree in Aeronautics and Astronautics from Purdue University; and an MBA from Instituto de Empresa University in Spain.

Schedule of Events - Subject to change and times TBA

Feb. 15
St. Thomas of Villanova Church. All are invited.
Time: 6:00 PM
Feb. 16
1st-Ever Scavenger Hunt
Begins in CEER 001!
Time: 5:00 - 7:00
Feb. 17
Mr. CEER Contest
Come join us to cheer on our MR. CEER contestants.
Time:  8:00 PM
Feb. 18
Exelon Nuclear
Sharing the VEEP with freshmen.
Time: 5:00 - 6:30 PM
Feb. 19
Guest Speaker
David Fernandez, Chief Operating Officer of GES USA, Inc.
Time:  5:00 PM
  4th Annual Trivia Bowl
Time:  Immediately following Guest Speaker, David Fernandez. Teams from each department are competing.
  Game Watch
Watch our Wildcats take on Rutgers.
Time: 9:00 PM

For more information about this event, contact Gayle Doyle.