Students in Engineering II Class are celebrating National Engineering Week 2014 by selling key chains and custom iPhone cases that they have designed using a 3D printer, donated by CBA alum Dan Byrne ’70.
The iPhone cases, which can be printed for either the 4/4s/5/and 5s, can be designed with the SU logo in orange and navy blue or with the CBA logo in purple and gold.
Chances for the custom iPhone case are 4 for $1. Two winners will be chosen. The winners may choose their favorite design and the students will customize the cover for their particular phone.
The students will be selling both the key chains and iPhone case raffles during seventh period lunch throughout this week.
“The students are excited about designing the key chains and the iPhone cases,” said Engineering teacher Martha Ponge. “Engineering week is a great opportunity for students to recognize the work that engineers do in the world.”
Profits from the sale of the key chains and raffle tickets will be donated to this year’s CBA Lenten Drive, which will begin on March 5. Students will be raising funds for the Challenger Baseball program to help with its dream of creating a fully accessible multi-use facility in Carrier Park in Dewitt. The Challenger Baseball program is for children who have various special needs, physical handicaps and developmental delays. The purpose of the program is to allow all children the opportunity to enjoy the game of baseball in a relaxed setting that is supervised by coaches and parents.
National Engineers Week is celebrated annually the third week in February. However, the students were on break last week, so they are recognizing the profession this week. The celebration of National Engineers Week was started in 1951 by the National Society of Professional Engineers in conjunction with President George Washington’s birthday. President Washington is considered to be the nation’s first engineer, notably for his survey work.
National Engineers Week is observed by more than 70 engineering, education, and cultural societies, and more than 50 corporations and government agencies. The purpose of National Engineers Week is to call attention to the contributions to society that engineers make. It is also a time for engineers to emphasize the importance of learning math,science, and technical skills.