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February 23, 2012: USC Students Teach Local High Schoolers About Engineering As Part of National Engineers Week

Press Release
Contact: Robert Perkins - 213-740-9226 or perkinsr@usc.edu
February 23, 2012 —


WHAT: USC students to show high school students how exciting science and engineering can be with an array of hands-on demonstrations

WHO: David Campbell, John Cardinal O’Hara, C.S.C. Associate Professor of Political Science University of Notre Dame

WHEN: Friday, February 24, from 9:45 a.m. to 11:20 p.m.

WHERE: Engineering Quad on USC’s University Park campus

WHY: After a week of exciting student-planned activities, USC’s National Engineers Week celebration will close with USC Viterbi engineering students hosting several hundred local high school students on campus for “Cisco Presents: Discover Engineering.” 

In the late morning, USC student engineers will lead the high schoolers through various hands-on activities, including building mousetrap racecars and catapults, in an effort to get them excited about science and engineering. 

National Engineers Week, or E-Week, is an annual event celebrated across the country to bring attention to engineers’ ongoing contributions to society and to promote engineering education.

This press release is available on the USC Press Room website.