WHAT: A ceremony will be held to officially open the Statler College’s Career Closet, as well as dedicate its Katherine Johnson Conference Room. The Closet was established by the WVU chapters of Sigma Phi Delta, Alpha Omega Epsilon and the WVU Society of Women Engineers section. It allows students to obtain business attire from clothing donated by WVU faculty, staff, alumni, students and friends.
Katherine Johnson is a native West Virginian and was the first woman to desegregate the graduate school at WVU. Johnson, who worked at NASA and helped the U.S. progress in the space race, is one of three African-American women whose lives are detailed in the film “Hidden Figures.”
The events are being held in conjunction with national Engineers Week. For a full schedule of events, visit our website. Engineers Week is sponsored by Williams, Leidos, KeyLogic, PPG, Triad Engineering and Thrasher. Representatives from Williams will be on hand to donate items they received through a corporate clothing drive.
WHO: The following people will be participating from WVU: E. Gordon Gee, president; Gene Cilento, Glen H. Hiner Dean of the Statler College; and Garrett Sollon, Sigma Phi Delta president.
WHEN: 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, February 21
WHERE: Atrium, WVU Mineral Resources Building, Ground Floor; attendees should park in Lot 41 for easy access to the event.