This Engineers Week, the engineering societies of the Tampa Bay area will be hosting the annual Tampa Bay Engineers Week Banquet on, February 16, 2023, at the Bryan Glazer Family JCC.
This premier event brings together local leaders and engineering professionals to recognize the outstanding achievements of Engineers, Science Teachers, Math Teachers, and Students in our community.
Additionally, awards will be presented to outstanding engineers in each discipline, as well as local engineering students excelling in their engineering related studies and Young Professionals. The banquet also features the Lignell Awards. These awards, named after a former Chairman for the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), are given to local High School educators who are performing outstanding work in the instruction of the STEM topics (science, technology, engineering and math). The organizers of the event recognize the important role these individuals play in encouraging students to pursue technological degrees in college.
The banquet is a combination of efforts by all the Enginering Societies of West Central Florida This event brings together professionals in all fields from all around Tampa and Florida’s west coast.
Keynote Speaker: Nichole Stott
Nicole Stott is an Aeronautical Engineer that grew up in Clearwater Florida. She is a veteran NASA Astronaut with 104 days in space as a crewmember on both the International Space Station and the Space Shuttle. Highlights of her time in space include performing a spacewalk, flying the robotic arm to capture the first Japanese cargo ship, working with her international crew in support of the multi-disciplinary science onboard the orbiting laboratory, painting a watercolor in space (now on display at the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum), and of course the life-changing view of our home planet. In preparation for spaceflight, she also became a NASA Aquanaut as a crewmember on an 18-day saturation dive mission at the Aquarius undersea laboratory. She is co-founder of the Space for Art Foundation — uniting a planetary community of children through the awe and wonder of space exploration and the healing power of art. She has combined all of her experiences in a book titled Back to Earth What Life In Space Taught Me About Our Home Planet – And Our Mission To Protect It. She creatively combines the awe and wonder of her spaceflight experience with her artwork to inspire everyone’s appreciation of our role as crewmates here on Spaceship Earth.
Who: Engineers of Florida’s West Coast, Family and Friends
When: February 16, 2023
Where: Bryan Glazer Family JCC
522 N Howard Ave, Tampa, FL 33606
Time: 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM Networking & Exhibition
6:30 PM – 9:00 PM Dinner Program & Awards
Cost: Early Bird: $80 per person (pre-event price / $100 day of event)
Dress: Cocktail/ Evening Attire