February 19, 2014

Media advisory - Engineering Day

Reporters, photographers and news crews are welcome to attend the 33rd annual Engineering Day at Southern Illinois University Carbondale set for Thursday, Feb. 20. 

The event will run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at various locations in the university’s College of Engineering building. Several hundred area high school students who are exploring careers in engineering will attend. 

The College of Engineering and its affiliated registered student organizations sponsor the day, which features a myriad of games and activities aimed at introducing engineering concepts to the students.  The day is part of the worldwide Engineering Week, which is Feb. 17-21.  The week is a tradition started in 1951 to draw attention to engineers and engineering achievements. 

More information on Engineering Day 2014 is available by contacting Lori Williams at 618/453-7789 or by email at loriwill@siu.edu.