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Posted 2/14/2013

Release no. 13-013


Contact
Kavanaugh Breazeale
601-631-5052
kavanaugh.breazeale@usace.army.mil

Vicksburg……The Vicksburg District of the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) will participate in the  annual Engineers Week celebration to be held 17-23 February 2013.  The Engineers Week celebration is composed of a multi-disciplined group of engineering organizations that represent engineers from the Vicksburg area and across the state of Mississippi.  It is an annual nationwide event that celebrates the positive contributions engineers make to our quality of life.

 

The Corps recognizes the critical role that Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education plays in enabling the U.S. to remain the economic and technological leaders of the global marketplace, and enabling the Department of Defense and Army in the security of our Nation.  The Vicksburg District is committed to teaming with others to strengthen STEM-related programs that inspire current and future generations of young people to pursue careers in STEM fields. Vicksburg District employees will speak on various STEM topics at Vicksburg High School, Warren Central High School, St Aloysius and Porter Chapel.

 

The annual Engineers Week luncheon will take place on Friday, 22 February, at the BB Club located at 721 Clay Street.   The doors will open at 11:00 a. m and the luncheon and program will begin at 11:30 a.m.  The price of the tickets is $15. Major General John W. Peabody, Commander, Mississippi Valley Division, U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, and President, Mississippi River Commission, will speak about “The Great Drought of 2012.”

 

Corporate sponsorships of $200 are available.  For further information about the program or display space, contact Jennifer Chambers 601-631-5562 or Holly Porter 601-631-5043.

 

More information about Engineers Week can be found at http://msasce.org/2013/e-week-2013/