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With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, EMA Design Automation recently launched the Electrical Engineers Can Be Romantic Too contest. The contest began on February 8, 2016 and will continue until February 12, 2016 at 12 noon PST. The winner will be announced on February 12 at 3 pm PST.
In order to enter the contest, participants need to create a unique electrical engineering Valentine’s Day saying by either tweeting it to @EMA_EDA with the hashtag #EEsCanBeRomanticToo or e-mailing it to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line EEs Can Be Romantic Too. The winner will be announced February 13, 2016 and will receive the following:
- A custom-designed Valentine featuring their choice of saying
- An EMA messenger bag
- An EMA mug filled with chocolate
To complement this contest, EMA created free, engineering-themed, printable Valentine’s Day cards. EMA is releasing two sets of these great cards (which are sure to be a hit with any EE fan) are available on our blog at www.ema-eda.com/EMA-Blog.
For more information on the contest or to download the Valentine’s Day cards, click here.
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