Build it and they will come: National Engineering Week 

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Fourth-year engineering student James Goggans (left) and former engineering student Kurt Cabral construct a 40 ft. scale model replica of the Eiffel Tower in the lobby of the EV Building as the centrepiece to Engineering Week, being held here March 2 to 6.

The reproduction, which took two years to plan and two days to build, uses over 55 000 pieces of K'Nex construction toys and required an industrial lift to complete the top portions.

"This week is about connecting our students with the work force," said Goggans, also the Eiffel Tower project manager.

"We always find something new to do for engineering week."

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The annual National Engineering Week, usually held during the first week in March, is celebrated across Canada helping to raise awareness of the importance of engineering and to foster excitement in potential students considering the profession.


Concordia University