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2/22/06

Celebrating Women in Engineering

It's engineering month at Texas Tech. NewsChannel 11's Suleika Acosta spent the morning inside Tech's NASA lab learning how students and faculty are celebrating local engineers.

Wednesday is Pink Engineering Day. Texas Tech is honoring women in engineering. Dr. Pamela Eibeck is Tech's very first female dean of the college of engineering. Dr. Eibeck tells us only about 9% of students and 13% of faculty are female in the college of engineering. The college sponsors programs at different Lubbock schools aimed at reaching out to females.

Dunbar Middle School Students demonstrated a way engineers purify waste water. Later, Dr. Audra Morse shared her research she is working on with NASA astronauts. Her method of purifying water will one day allow for long-duration space travel.

If you are interested in engineering research like this, Tech is holding a research open house on Thursday. Just go to room 100 at the Engineering Center on the Tech Campus. The event starts at 5:30 p.m. Visitors will be led through research labs on guided tours.

For more information on The Texas Tech College of Engineering, (click here ).

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