service and outreach
The Service and Community Outreach Committee serves to connect the engineering community to the University and greater Charlottesville area through volunteer efforts, education outreach programs, donation drives and more. Ultimately, the goal of this committee is to give back to the wonderful Charlottesville-area community that has given so much to us over the years.
Here are some of the service projects the Engineering Student Council leads:
- Madison House’s Holiday Sharing Program:
Engineering Student Council sponsored a family during the holidays this past December and donated a number of items to benefit Madison House’s cause.
- KidVention 2016:
Students volunteered at the annual Charlottesville festival and supported the community in educating young scholars.
- Annual Pi Miler:
Held in March of every year, the annual Pi Miler features many participants including students, faculty, and Charlottesville locals. With gracious donations from businesses all over Charlottesville, and pie served at the event, it was a resounding success. All proceeds were donated to The Patients and Research Fund at the UVA Cancer Center to benefit Cancer Research.
- 2016 Virginia State Science Olympiad tournament:
In cooperation with the Virginia Science Olympiad (VASO) organization, we hosted their 2016 state tournament at the University. On April 16th, 2016, over 1,000 middle and high school students came to the School of Engineering and flood engineers way with a variety of study, engineering, and lab-based events.