After receiving the proclamation, LES Student President Bridget Meaux presented Mr. Durel with an Engineering and Technology Week commemorative T-shirt; Engineering Week events also announced.

In a brief ceremony at his Office on Monday, March 2, 2009, Lafayette Consolidated Government City/Parish Joey Durel met with Louisiana’s Dean of Engineering, Mark E. Zappi, Associate Dean Terry Chambers, Bridget Meaux, President of the UL Student Chapter of the Louisiana Engineering Society, and the LES Student’s Faculty Advisor, Don Hayes and presented them with a proclamation designating the week of March 9th as “Engineering and Technology Week” in the City and Parish of Lafayette.

The College of Engineering has a full week of events scheduled on the UL campus to celebrate Engineering and Technology Week. These events are open to students, industry, faculty, staff and the general public.

Monday, March 9, 2009
06:00 PM Opening Ceremony and Technical Presentation
– Room 332 CLR Hall
Welcome by Dean Zappi
Reading of Proclamation from City of Lafayette declaring “Engineering & Technology Week"
06:10 PM Speakers: Dr. Arun Lakhotia, CACS, “CajunBot” Dr. Geoff Gjertson, Architecture, “BeauSoleil Solar Home”
Each presentation will be followed by a brief Question and Answer Period
07:20 PM Mystery Design Contest (Engineering Student Competition)– Rougeou Hall
Time approximate following the technical presentation, teams of students from the departments within the College will compete in a mystery design competition.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009
2:00 PM Graduate Engineering Student Poster Competition
Posters detailing graduate research activities will be set-up at Dupré Library lobby to highlight the UL engineering graduate program and its significant contributions to society. The posters will be and a prize will be awarded to the top poster. Posters will remain on display through March 13th .
05:30 Undergraduate Engineering Student Paper Competition-CLR 324
Nine undergraduate engineering students compete as finalists in a technical paper contest, presenting their paper in front of a panel of judges and an audience of their fellow students and college faculty. Participants report at 5:30 p.m. and presentations begin at 6:00 p.m.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009
08:00 AM to 02:00 PM Engineering and Technology Expo Day
This day is designed to not only showcase engineering and technology professions as a whole, but to be a key day for recruiting potential engineering students to UL. Getting industry and students together early in the educational process may be a significant step in keeping our graduates in Louisiana.
06:00 PM Engineering and Technology Quiz Bowl - CLR 324
A quiz-bowl competition of engineering and technology students has been organized by the students. Questions submitted by UL faculty will be directed at teams from each department in an elimination contest.

Thursday, March 12, 2009
06:00 PM – 07:30 PM Keynote Engineering Address
"Advanced Computer Technology"
Research Hall, Room 112
Speaker: Dr. Jeffery Holland, Deputy Director
U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC),

Friday, March 13, 2009
06:00 PM - 10:00 PM Engineering & Technology Week Banquet
Location: The Petroleum Club of Lafayette
Dinner Speaker: Thomas Chance
C& C Technologies
Engineering and Technology Week Awards Presentation.

Tickets are $12 for students and $20 for faculty/professionals/alumni and the general public. Tickets are available on a first-come-first-served basis from the Student Professional Society Officers or by contacting the Dean of Engineering’s Office at 482- 6685.

Please contact the Office of the Dean of Engineering at 337 482-6685 or 482-5888 for additional information regarding Engineering and Technology Week events.

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