Tickets on sale for National Engineer Week banquet

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COLLEGE PLACE -- Walla Walla University's Edward F. Cross School of Engineering is gearing up for another celebration of National Engineers Week during Feb. 21-25.

The annual egg drop contest will take place Feb. 24 at noon on Kretschmar Lawn and watch adults toss raw local organic eggs from the roof of Kretschmar Hall. Admission is free; refreshments will be available.

That evening, the university will put on a banquet with a lecture by William Rohr at 6:30 p.m. in the Reid Campus Center at Whitman College. Rohr, an orthopedic surgeon from Fort Bragg, Calif., and an engineer trained at Princeton, will focus on how science and engineering contribute to the dilemma of letting go of old ideas to make room for innovative new ones, as they both are built on strong tenets that dictate the tools and approach to evaluating problems as well as interpretation of the results.

Tickets for the banquet are available by calling 509-527-2765; the cost is $20 for students and $30 for the general public. The evening's menu is Italian. The deadline to reserve tickets is Feb. 18 at noon.

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