University celebrates National Engineers Week with activities and fun

Patent lawyer, Joseph Noto, discussing student inventions, is featured during week of events

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RIT is celebrating National Engineers Week, Feb. 16-22, with a series of events and activities in the college. Since 1951, the week has been observed by national professional, corporate, academic, government and cultural organizations to highlight contributions made by engineers and to emphasize the importance of STEM education and skills.

RIT’s celebration is open to engineering students and includes activities such as Student Club Day from 10 a.m. to noon and 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 17 in Erdle Commons, located on the first floor of the college.

Another feature event is Patent Consultant Day. Joseph Noto, a local patent attorney with Bond, Schoeneck & King, will meet with students at 10 a.m. to noon on Thursday, Feb. 20, in the Gordon Atrium. Students can learn firsthand the process about patenting inventions. Students, faculty and staff in the college will also participate in “Fun Shirt Days” throughout the week: Super Hero Shirt Day (Monday), Hawaiian Shirt Day (Tuesday), Your Favorite Co-op Shirt Day (Wednesday), Ugly Sweater Day (Thursday) and Dress Like Your Favorite Engineer Day (Friday).

The full schedule includes:

  • 10 a.m.–noon and 2–4 p.m. Feb. 17: Student Club Day, Erdle Commons
  • 10 a.m.– 1 p.m. Feb. 18: Photo Booth Day, Gordon Atrium
  • 2-4 p.m. Feb. 19: Clear Your Cookies Day (Cookies served by engineering faculty), Gordon Atrium
  • 10 a.m.– noon Feb. 20: Patent Consultant Day, Attorney Joseph Noto, Esq., Gordon Atrium