Jackson State University will celebrate National Engineers Week with a panel discussion featuring engineers from Entergy Mississippi and Neel-Schaffer at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20, in the School of Engineering building. The forum will provide a dialogue between engineering students and practicing engineers. A reception with refreshments and networking opportunities will follow at 7 p.m.
National Engineers Week, which runs from Feb. 17-23, celebrates the positive contributions engineers make to society and is a catalyst for outreach across the country to children and adults. Engineers Week is part of many corporate and government cultures and is celebrated on every U.S. engineering college campus.
The School of Engineering at Jackson State University provides students with quality undergraduate and graduate programs that are designed to prepare graduates for advanced study in the major or related fields and for the interdisciplinary and global workplace.
Entergy Mississippi serves approximately 437,000 customers in 45 of Mississippi’s 82 counties.
Neel–Schaffer, Inc. is one of the largest privately held engineering firms in the Southeast and Southwest. A multidiscipline engineering and planning firm, Neel-Schaffer encompasses a group of specialized companies with offices in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas.
Other activities that will take place throughout the week include a showcase of student projects, a visit to the concrete canoe project, and a demonstration by civil engineering students.
-Darrell Robinson, Jr.