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Snow pushes Engineers Week event to Feb. 27

An electrical engineering manager at work on Feb.

An electrical engineering manager at work on Feb. 12, 2012 at Veeco in Plainview. The Engineers Week of 2014 event will focus on the need to encourage more students to pursue engineering degrees to satisfy the needs of industry. (Credit: Chris Ware)

An Engineers Week event has been rescheduled because of the snow.  The event,  hosted by the Engineers Joint Committee of Long Island, is now set for Feb. 27.

The program will include a lunch talk on the need for more and better STEM education in grades K-12, as well as a full day of seminars on topics including improving energy efficiency in boiler systems, risk-based design, and a communication-based train control system that could be used to upgrade the New York City subway system.  

Lunch speaker Marjaneh Issapour,  a member of the Farmingdale State College engineering faculty, will focus on K-12 science and math education and the need to encourage more students to pursue advanced engineering to meet the future needs of industry.

The event runs from 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Dave & Busters, 261 Airport Plaza Blvd., Farmingdale.  For information, email Amanda Haimes at ajhaimes@gmail.com.  For more information about Engineers Week and other Long Island activities of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, go to ieee.li.

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