The Fermilab Director Pier Oddone and the Fermilab Engineering Policy Committee announce that Fermilab will recognize National Engineers Week February 14 through February 20, 2010 with a series of events, presentations and tours designed to promote engineering at Fermilab and discuss future engineering projects. National Engineers week officially recognizes all engineers' contributions to society from all engineering disciplines. Check the National Engineers Week site for news and events worldwide. Watch for more information in Fermilab Today.


The success of future projects at Fermilab will greatly depend on knowledgeable and informed engineers, therefore the Director and the Engineers Policy Committee strongly encourage employees to participate in e-week activities, attend the talks and tours during work hours. These activities are designed to be of interest to all lab employees and not just engineers. Stay tuned to the Fermilab e-week Web site for a complete agenda of activities. If you have ideas for more activities or want to get involved with the planning of future engineering events, please e-mail kuchler@fnal.gov.


The 2010 Engineering Week activities will have kickoff at 3:30 pm on February 10 with the talk by Pier Oddone in Ramsey Auditorium, who will discuss how the next generation of the projects at Fermilab will require innovatation, creativity, dedication and cooperation of the Fermilab engineering community. The Director’s talk will be directly followed by the all-engineers group photo shoot and pizza party hosted by the e-week planning committee. This will be an opening event for the e-week and will create a good opportunity to discuss schedules for the following e-week.


Each of the e-week days will be filled with presentations on the topics ranging from Project X to Engineering Collaboration between Divisions. Hot topics, like design of SRF cavities and use of Teamcenter Engineering software, will be presented by leading experts and discussed at the group presentations. E-week is designed to be an open forum for all participants. So, please come, listen, ask, debate and contribute to our common engineering future at Fermilab. See the schedule for the time and place for the presentations.


Each day of the e-week will also be filled with scheduled tours to various installations, physical plants, test labs and work benches. They will be designed for diverse audience, including teachers, science and engineering enthusiasts, and students. It will also be a good opportunity for many Fermilab engineers and technicians to step outside their offices and labs and see the technical activities at other areas. As the Fermilab is moving toward future with many projects crossing the boundaries of Divisions and Sections, we need to be aware of opportunities existing at the lab. See the schedule for the time and place for the presentations.