Students Answer:
Where Has Your Penn Engineering T-shirt Been?

Akash ShaEvery year on E-Day, students fill the first floor of the Towne Building to receive Penn Engineering T-shirts. Approximately 1,000 shirts are distributed each year, and with true scientific curiosity, Penn Engineering has decided to find out what happens to those shirts.

In this photo from the first annual Penn Engineering T-shirt Photo Contest, Akash Shah, winner of the Individual Category, took his shirt on a walk off the back of an airplane at 14,000 feet.  A senior in Bioengineering, Shah prides himself in being a "Penngineer."

"There's so much to love, both in and out of class," he says.  "One day I go to lecture and learn about current research in tissue engineering, and then the next day I'm in lab modeling kidney dialysis.  As I advance through the curriculum, I'm always reminded of how relevant and exciting engineering is."

Theta TauWinners of the Group Category, the Theta Tau Professional Engineering Fraternity (pictured at right) is made up of 50 engineering students with a passion for advancing themselves professionally and socially, as well as serving the community.

The contest was created by Dr. Sonya Gwak, Associate Director for Student Affairs and Graduate Admissions, and is a way for students to show not only the places that they travel but the places where they demonstrate their Penn Engineering pride.

The next Penn Engineering T-shirt Day will be on Friday, October 22, 2010.

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