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Engineering & Technology Week

We will not be hosting a traditional Engineering and Technology Week this spring. Many hours of thought and consideration were spent making decisions and planning activities that celebrate while keeping everyone safe. Any activity that could have the potential of making social distancing difficult will not take place this year.

The 2021 Engineering and Technology Week activities will include modified versions of:

  • Undergrad Presentation Contest
  • Graduate Presentation Contest (new)
  • Undergrad Poster Contest
  • Graduate Poster Contest

All rules, deadlines and guidelines are on the new Moodle page, Engineering and Technology Week 2021. There is an option to self-enroll, however all students enrolled in the college have already been added. 

Presentation Competitions

Important Dates
  • Registration Deadline (Abstract Submission) - 3/12
  • Presentation and Required Documents Submission Deadline - March 22
  • Undergraduate Competition - April 7
  • Graduate Competition - April 8
New for 2021 (detailed descriptions on Moodle page) :
  • first time for two separate competitions
  • first year graduate students are invited to participate
  • competitions will take place via zoom webinar
  • 4 graduate presentations
  • 4 undergraduate presentations
  • cash and physical prizes
Awards for UG Presentation:
  1. Winner:$1000 and GoPro camera
  2. The other three contestants: $125
Awards for Grad Presentation:
  1. Winner:$1000 and Apple Watch
  2. The other three contestants: $125


Poster Competitions

Important Dates
  • Registration Deadline (Abstract Submission) - 3/12
  • Poster submission Deadline - March 22
  • Judging - 3/26 to 4/7
New for 2021 (detailed descriptions on Moodle page) :
  • unlimited abstract submissions
  • unlimited amount of contestants
  • posters will not be printed
  • posters will be displayed on website
  • cash and physical prizes
Awards for UG Poster
  1. First place: $500 and Apple AirPods
  2. Second place: $250
  3. Third place: $100
Awards for Grad Poster
  1. First place: $500 and Apple iPad
  2. Second place: $250
  3. Third place: $100

 

Traditional E&T Week will hopefully return in 2022. Below is a descritpion of traditional week. 

The Student Chapter of the Louisiana Engineering Society (LES) at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, working with the College of Engineering, organizes Engineering and Technology Week activities during the Spring Semester of each academic year. The purpose is to celebrate the important role of Engineering and Technology in meeting the present and future needs of society.

E&T Week is packed with many activities that are designed to highlight and showcase our most valuable assets, our students. The week starts off with an opening ceremony on Monday and closes with the Engineering & Technology Awards Banquet on Friday. A schedule of events is posted here.

The activities are designed to engage students, faculty, alumni, and the community in interesting events which showcase the engineering and technology professions. Also to increase interest in and appreciation of the complex ways in which engineering and technology impact the world around us. The Engineering and Technology Expo, which is always on Wednesday during E&T Week, is an interactive tour that highlights opportunities in Engineering and Technology for High School student visitors.

There are many ways for UL engineering and industrial technology students to get involved during the week. We need volunteers for the Expo, participants for contests, and attendees for the various events to make this week a success. For every event that you attend or participate in, your department will earn points for the Esprit De Corps Award, which is only one of the departmental awards presented at the E&T Week Awards Banquet.