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The 56th annual Engineer's Week will be
highlighted by the dedication of the Nebraska
Engineering Center and over 75 engineering displays,
according to Bob Mullendore, E-Week co-chairman.
"E-Week, April 10-15, is an annual display of our
college's engineering talent for the benefit of the
general public," Mullendore said. He added the "best
part about E-Week" is that it is planned and carried
out by the students themselves.
Roger Bantz, E-Week co-chairman, said: "Some
very new ideas have been set forth in many projects
which may well become important to society in the
near future and may indeed prove to be the keys to
Interim Dean George Hanna, Jr., echoed the social
relevance of Bantz's statement He said, "E-Week
displays will depict the activities of the various
engineering disciplines and deal with problems of our
society and environment. Enjlneerinj epp! icstiora to
the solution of some of these problems will be
demonstrated in such areas as structures, energy
conversion, wastewater treatment, transportation,
electronics, communications, food production,
computer applications and many others."
The world renowned Russian Scientist Yuri
Sarkisyan will speak at a convocation Friday at 11:00
ajn. in the Nebraska Union. Sarkisyan, who is
currently a guest professor at Stanford University, has
published numerous books on kinematics and related
engineering mechanics subjects, Mullendore said.
Sarfcisyan's first book, he added, was published when -he
was 22 years old.
IStsSandore said there will be an open house at the
mm fis&rsska Engineering Center from 2-10 pjn.
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Exhibit. . . Bob Boomer checks a gauge on a soil pressure experiment.
. Friday. Visitors will view engineering displays from
eight departments and from several high schools.
The dedication of the Nebraska Engineering
Center will be Saturday. The $5.1 million building
has space for teaching and research laboratories for
civil, mechanical, electrical, industrial and systems
management engineering and engineering mechanics.
A bronze plaque engraved with the names of the
regents and the state seal will be unveiled at the
ceremony. The Center will be open to the public
from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 pjn.
E-Week activities will end with a banquet Saturday
night featuring Louis Lungstrom.
Lungstrom received both his BS. in mechanical
engineering in 1937 and his master's in 1939 from
NU. He received an honorary doctor of engineering
degree from NU in 1982. Lungstrom was appointed
director of the General Motors Environmental
Acthrttes Staff in April 1971. Lungstrom began his
career with GM in 1939 as a test engineer.
E-Week has not always been the calm, organized
activity that it is today, according to Gael Kennedy,
E-Week Board secretary. E-Week activities were
fertiatad in 1S34 and due to their success were
continued annusHy, he said.
Parades, floats, banquets and field days used to
highlight E-Week activities, Kennedy said.
"During the early years of E -Week's existence the
DaSy Nebraskan ran an article, referring to the -engineers
as 'shop men' and 'calloused, grimy handed,
north-side tenement dwellers.' The engineers
retaliated by stealing the press and running their own
Departmental rivalries between engineers, law
students and pharmacy students over the years have
resulted in mass free-for-all with "dubs,mSk bottfes,
table leaves and chairs," Kennedy said. One time four
hundred engineers stormed the law college throwing
ecjj, breaking windows and a door. Police were csJIsd
to break up the "fun" and four lawyers were
An increase in attendance is expected for E-Week
this year, largely due to the new engineering complex,
predicted student Rod Moseman. Through the State
Math and Science Teachers Association over 2,700
math and science teachers were contacted and
encouraged to attend E-Week with interested high
school students. High school students who show an
interest in engineering or who have pre-regtstered for
engineering for next fall were sent brochures
explaining E-Week and encouraging then to attend,
Moseman said attempts had been made to involve
local industries with E-Week activities, but that
response has been slight
The benefits of E-Week are numerous, according
to Moseman. The students involved with E-Week
learn to work together and to work effectively,
Moseman said. He stressed that E-Week projects are
put together in a manner similar to industry, which
provides valuable training for the students.
Moseman added that E-Week attempts to display a
positive constructive activity to the public eye. He
noted that the Lincoln community, students' parents
and the college community all have a chance to view
some of the, educational facilities at UNL during
THE DAILY NEB RASKAN
FRIDAY, APRIL 14, 1972
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