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Engineering Week 2014

AAAEA-IL, as it does annually, participated in the fun, free, family interactive 30th Annual Engineers Week Expo. The event provided children and adults the opportunity to experience and explore the many fields of science and engineering through interactive displays and presentations. AAAEA-IL volunteers had a both display and conducted the annual Tower Destruction that draws a large crowd every year. The booth was run by Jamal Grainawi with the help of several AAAEA-IL officers and volunteers. The volunteers list included Anas Alkhatib –President, Ahmad Basrawi – Treasurer, Ahmad Hammad and Rami Asfahani.

Also, Fatina Ahmad – Secretary and Rami Asfahani, did a presentation titled “Career in Engineering” in our Ask an Engineer room where she explained the different assets of different engineering fields to children and parents that attended.

The expo was a great experience geared toward children in K-8th grade, however, all ages enjoyed the event and AAAEA-IL gained great exposure in this community event!

Scheduled displays and presentations include:

  • AAAEA Booth & Wooden Tower Destruction!
  • Mr. Freeze Cryogenics Show
  • ZOOM and Design Squad
  • Du Page Children's Museum
  • LEGO Robotics
  • Civil Air Patrol
  • Chicago Area Robotics
  • Mason's ILCHIP
  • And more!



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 2014 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 Vice President



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