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Engineers Week to feature Edward Jung and Mythbusters

By Beth Miller

Engineers Week 2013 is packed with a variety of events celebrating engineers.

The week, founded by the National Engineers Week Foundation, begins Monday, Feb. 25, and is designed to increase the visibility of the School of Engineering & Applied Science at the university, collaborate between various engineering groups and promote interaction among students, alumni, faculty, staff and engineering professionals.

At Washington University School of Engineering & Applied Science, events range from a Golden Mouse Hunt and Penny Wars that go on all week, to the ASME Battlebot Competition, other games and competitions; food; networking opportunities; and a WU Racing Car Showcase.

In addition, Edward Jung, founder of Intellectual Ventures, will present “Innovation EcoSystems” at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, in Whitaker Hall Auditorium. Jung founded Intellectual Ventures after leaving Microsoft Corp., where he was chief architect and adviser to executive staff. At Intellectual Ventures, Jung also is chief technology officer, setting strategic technology direction for the company. An avid inventor, he holds more than 200 patents worldwide and has more than 1,000 patents pending.

The Discovery Channel’s Mythbusters television show will hold an interactive presentation at 2 p.m. March 2 at Graham Chapel for WUSTL students, faculty and staff. The show uses the laws of engineering, physics and biology to bust hundreds of myths.

For a complete schedule of activities, go to engineering.wustl.edu/engineersweek.

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