For one week in February engineers around the country are celebrated as part of National Engineers Week, a program that raises awareness of the crucial contributions made by engineers and engineering.
Fittingly, the UH Cullen College of Engineering honors its outstanding students at the annual eWeek Program and Reception hosted by the Engineering Alumni Association. Jorge Villalta was the chair of this year’s reception that was held on Tuesday, Feb. 20 at the UH Alumni Center.
Over 80 engineering students, alumni, faculty, staff and sponsors attended the gathering, now in its fourteenth year.
"Our event was specifically created to benefit UH engineering students and organizations," said Cynthia Oliver Coleman (BSChE ’71), founder and chair emeritus of the event. "The primary goal each year is to enable the many UH engineering students and organizations to receive awards and lots of recognition during National Engineers Week."
Approximately $20,000 was generously donated by engineering companies, professional organizations and alumni to 42 high- achieving Cullen College students in recognition of their excellence in academics and leadership.
Since its inception, the EAA has raised over $500,000 in scholarships.
Ryder Scott & UH Petroleum Advisory Board earned the top sponsor spot with a donation of over $4,500.
Student organizations were invited to display their student organization and network with Cullen College alumni to discuss the projects they were working on.