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Engineering Week 2013


The Essay/Poster Contest is sponsored by AAAEA and is open to all students in the 3rd through 8th grades in the Chicagoland area schools. Students submit an essay and a poster about an engineer that they admire or have made an impact on their life. The essay should explain who the engineer is and why the student admires this engineer. The poster should depict some aspect of the engineer and the engineer’s accomplishment. The purpose of the contest is to stimulate students to consider careers in engineering by fostering interest in engineering through research, essay writing, creating a poster and interacting with engineers. To learn more about our association E-Week Committee, Essay/Poster Contest and our School Outreach Program, please visit our website at

Below are the judges and the winners for the 2013 contest.

E-Week Coordinator:

  • Jamal Grainawi, PE, SE ; Parsons Brinckerhoff, AAAEA Trustee


Essay/Poster Judges:

  • Dr. Soliman Khudeira, PE, SE; CDOT, AAAEA Trustee
  • Hussam Alkhatib - Parsons Brinckerhoff, AAAEA Secretary



3rd & 4th Grade
Ella Dokic 4th Grade STEM Magnet Academy Topic: Tony Spata
Kai Ramirez 4th Grade STEM Magnet Academy Topic: Lonnie Johnson
Lydia Wordlaw 4th Grade STEM Magnet Academy Topic: Debbie Sterling
Nicholas O'Brien 4th Grade STEM Magnet Academy Topic: Neil Armstrong
7th & 8th Grade
Kerry Thomas 7th Grade Dr. Bessie Rhodes Magnet School Topic: Bernard Amadei
Maeve Thomas 8th Grade Haven Middle School Topic: Debi Thomas



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