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Google Earth lecture highlights National Engineers Week at Vanderbilt

Vanderbilt engineering alumnus Chikai Ohazama (Toni Gauthier)

Engineering students at Vanderbilt University will showcase their ingenuity through a series of challenging – but fun – competitions and events celebrating the 60th anniversary of National Engineers Week Feb. 21-25.

Vanderbilt engineering alumnus Chikai Ohazama, Google Inc. product manager and co-founder of Google Earth, will speak on “A Brief History of Google Earth:  A Personal and Professional Journey,” 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 24.  Media are invited to attend the lecture.

In addition to spotlighting the engineering profession, competitions and activities during E-Week are designed to reach out to current and future generations of engineering talent.

National Engineers Week was established in 1951 by the National Society of Professional Engineers. It is traditionally held the week of Presidents Day because George Washington was a military engineer and a land surveyor.

WHO: Chikai Ohazama, Google Inc. product manager and co-founder of Google Earth

WHAT: Vanderbilt Engineers Week guest speaker

WHEN: 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 24

WHERE: “Jacobs Believed in Me” Auditorium, Featheringill Hall 134, Vanderbilt University (off 24th Ave. South, next to Free Electron Laser Center).

PARKING: Meter parking is available on Garland Ave., across from University Club. Find University Club.

View a full listing of VUSE Engineers Week events.

Brenda Ellis (615) 343-6314

Burgess Mitchell (615) 343-8061