Hawaii CyberSpace is honored and pleased to host this site facilitating participation by Students and Teachers across Hawaii in a Poster Contest in Celebration of Engineers Week. Hawaii CyberSpace is the contest "event organizer" as used in the rules description. Engineers and Architects of Hawaii, EAH, the oldest such society in Hawaii, meeting since 1903, is coordinator for this contest. Engineers and Architects of Hawaii

Engineers Week in 2014 is from 16-22 February. The dates have been chosen to include the day George Washington, Engineer and 1st USA President, was born (22 February). At the national level, Engineers Week is sponsored by the National Engineers Week Foundation, a formal coalition of more than 100 professional societies, major corporations, and government agencies. The Hawaii Council of Engineering Societies (HCES) has been in existence since 1965. It is an umbrella organization for the engineering societies in Hawaii with seventeen member organizations to include EAH. Part of the charter is to stimulate qualified students in public and private schools to enter engineering and related sciences as their life work. Please visit http://www.hces.us/eweek.html for the complete list of events highlighted below:

  • At Pearlridge Shopping Center 15-17 February
    • Engineer Societies' Tables
    • Inventive Engineer Poster Contest
    • Vex Robot Contests
  • Banquets And Award Presentations

Engineers Week – the only event of its kind – is a celebration of engineers and their remarkable achievements in improving the daily lives of people throughout the world. It serves to both raise public awareness of engineers' contributions to society and foster an appreciation for their problem solving skills and spirit of innovation. By increasing an understanding of, and interest in, engineering and careers in technology among students, it hopes to ensure a diverse and well-educated future engineering workforce. In addition, it aims to promote pre-college literacy in math and science.

The Inventive Engineer Poster Contest
Engineers Week, 16-22 February 2014

  • 1) Illustrate an invention or engineering design, your new idea or an existing one.
  • 2) Incorporate the idea into a poster adding explanations and artistic appeal.
  • 3) Mail the physical Poster and Entry Form, or email as a Computer Files.

Compete in Middle or High School Division. Contest is open to public, private and home-schooled students. Entries are due 8 February 2014.

There will be public displays of the posters and juried awards presented honoring teachers and students! Up to $800.00 in cash and prizes will be distributed.

RULES    ENTRY FORM    BRIEF OVERVIEW    EXAMPLES    ENGINEERING TUTORIAL
 

Renaissance Man : Leonardo da Vinci The Engineer. From 1485 to 1490, Leonardo produced studies on loads of subjects, including nature, flying machines, geometry, designs for elaborate court festivals, combat devices, mechanics, municipal construction, anatomical studies, canals and architecture. His Milan workshop was a veritable hive of activity, buzzing with apprentices and students. Between 1490 and 1495 he developed his habit of recording his studies in meticulously illustrated notebooks.    da Vinci, the Engineer


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  • * See if the creative spark of recalling Leonardo da Vinci, The Engineer, ignites creativity mixed with a healthy application of rigor.
  • * Treat the Contest as a valuable exercise in communication and creative expression. Assemble your sketches, diagrams, formulas, appropriate metric units, labels, and narratives in a persuasive combination.

Teachers and students, enjoy the experience embodied in the challenge. For teachers there is low overhead and effort to have your students participate. Some key common core science and English standards are embodied in the contest in measurable ways. Students exercise broad discretion in what they present.


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