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Lawrence Tech sets National Engineers Week activities

Release Date: February 12, 2020

Lawrence Technological University will begin its celebration of National Engineers Week on Monday, Feb. 17 with a 12:30 p.m. lecture on space technology by Todd Barber, senior propulsion engineer at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif.

Barber worked as lead propulsion engineer on NASA’s Cassini mission to Saturn, following work on the Mars Exploration Rover mission that landed the Spirit and Opportunity rovers, the Deep Impact mission to study the interior of a comet, and the Mars Science Laboratory mission that landed the rover Curiosity.

Barber has bachelor’s and master’s degrees in aerospace engineering from MIT and is also a composer and performer of church choral music.

Other eWeek activities at LTU include:

  • Monday Feb. 17: a screening of the movie “The Martian” at 8 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Feb. 18: an all-day calculator scavenger hunt around the LTU campus, and at noon, a “Tech Tuesday” innovation skills challenge run by LTU’s chapter of Tau Beta Pi, the engineering honor society.
  • Wednesday, Feb. 19: at 3:30 p.m., a paper circuit art contest run by the LTU student chapter of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and a Tech Trivia Night at 7:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, Feb. 20: A noon “Minute to Win It” engineering contest run by the LTU student chapter of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE).

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