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Activities to mark 'National Engineers Week' in February

By From staff reports

Kanawha Valley engineers announced there will be several events in the region from Feb. 17 to 23 to mark "National Engineers Week."

Members of more than 10 professional societies from a variety of engineering disciplines have been invited to a celebration and scholarship dinner at 6 p.m. Feb. 19 at Little Creek Country Club in South Charleston.

Keynote speaker will be Phil Halstead, executive director of the West Virginia Regional Technology Park. For more information email Michael Haid, executive director of the West Virginia Society of Professional Engineers at

Other events:

* Bridgemont Community and Technical College will host its annual "Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day" from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 21 at the Clay Center. The event joins eighth-grade female students with local female professionals working in the engineering and science fields for a day of information and fun. For more information call Amanda McClellan at 304-734-6672 or email her at

* The sixth annual "Discover Engineering Day" will be Feb. 23 at the Clay Center. This free event welcomes children and families to get creative with hands-on activities at many stations set up by science, technology, engineering and math-related companies, colleges and societies. For more information call Lewis Ferguson at 304-561-3500 or email him at

* Also scheduled is the West Point Bridge Design Competition, an Internet-based bridge design competition hosted by The United States Military Academy. Participants must be at least 13 years old. For more information visit the competition website at or email Amanda McClelland at




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