University of Illinois at Chicago Office of Public Affairs (MC 288)
601 S. Morgan St., Chicago, IL 60607-7113, (312) 996-3456,

February 10, 2000 Contact: Rachel Snyder (312) 996-3457,



UIC in conjunction with the nationwide Engineers Week Conference will host the following events:


Mechanical Toy Contest: Wearing yellow hard hats and avoiding orange cones, UIC students, faculty and staff attempt to beat the clock while moving blocks across a simulated construction site using mechanical toys and trucks. Tuesday, Feb. 22, 12 - 3 p.m., Chicago Circle Center, Pier room, 750 Halsted St.

Tinker Toy Bridge-Building Contest: UIC students will apply their engineering know-how by building weight-bearing tinker toy bridges for prizes, Wednesday, Feb. 23, 11 - 2 p. m., Chicago Circle Center, Pier room, 750 Halsted St.


Distinguished Lectures Series -- E-Week Keynote Speaker
Dr. George Bugliarello, chancellor of the Polytechnic Institute and distinguished lecturer, will be UIC's E-Week keynote speaker, Tuesday, Feb. 22, at 3 p.m., Chicago Circle Center, Cardinal room, 750 Halsted St. For details contact Arlene Norsym at (312) 996-2419

CAVE Tours
Tours showcasing the latest visualization and art applications in a virtual reality environment, are available to reporters Thursday, Feb. 24, 9:30 - 4:30 p.m., engineering research facility, 842 W. Taylor St. Tours run 15 minutes. For reservations contact Laura Wolf at (312) 996-3002

Engineers Week Luncheon
James Stukel, UIC president, will be the keynote speaker, with the Washington Award being presented to Donna Shirley of Mars Exploration Program. Gov. George W. Ryan and Mayor Richard M. Daley are invited to attend. Friday, Feb. 25, 12 - 1:30 p.m., Palmer House Hilton Hotel


The goal of National Engineers Week is to draw political leaders' attention to the engineering profession and broaden engineers' involvement in the political process of shaping America in the Information Age.

For a full schedule of events contact Rachel Snyder at (312) 996 - 3457;


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