National Engineers Week 2023

February 20, 2023 to February 24, 2023

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EWeek 2023 is Happening!

First celebrated in 1951, National Engineers Week is dedicated to ensuring a diverse and well-educated future engineering workforce by increasing understanding of and interest in engineering and technology careers. At Rutgers, EWeek is a chance to showcase what makes the School of Engineering great and to celebrate our community with fun events and some friendly competition.

Battle of the Majors: EWeek Spirit Trophy

May the best engineering major win! Earn points for your department by attending and volunteering at National Engineers Week events. All attendance and volunteer points will be tracked after each event. The most spirited department will be announced on Friday, February 24th at the conclusion of Rutgers Engineers Week. 

Point Scoring System: The percentage of students in each department who attend or volunteer at each EWeek event will determine the number of points the department receives. For each event, each department will receive a score of 1-10 points (10 for the department with the highest percent of attending students and 1 for the lowest). No department will earn a score of 0. Total points will be tallied at the end of the week to declare a winner. Leader boards will be shared daily.

To Participate: Students, faculty, staff, and alumni can all contribute points to their department! Look for the QR code/google form link during each event and enter your name, department, engineering society, and RUID. 

Attendees for events will receive points (i.e. coming to our spirit week table or Cardboard Canoe Races). The following groups will receive double points for attendance (i.e. count as two attendees): volunteers at each event, Pep Squad members, Interns Present semi-finalists, faculty, staff, and alumni. 

Social Media Challenges

Fill out the templates below and post to Instagram to be entered in a raffle and be featured on EGC’s social media pages!


Monday, February 20, 2023

Spirit Day

Show your RU Engineering Pride! To kickoff EWeek, SOE students can stop by the Busch Student Center to get their polaroid photo taken, decorate our “Why I’m an Engineer” mural, and enjoy some free swag. Students are encouraged to wear any Rutgers or SOE gear!
Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: Busch Student Center Contact Tables
For more information, please email:

Interns Present

Sponsored by L3Harris

Learn about the on-the-job experiences of fellow Rutgers Engineering students as they present about their internships to a panel of alumni judges. From Northrop Grumman to Merck, learn from the experiences of students at a variety of companies and explore possible future opportunities! Network with alumni in attendance and enjoy a bite to eat while casually asking about their careers. 

The event also includes a chance to win a one-on-one virtual meeting with alumni. You will be provided with event business cards to leave in alumni drop boxes. Event attendees will be selected at random for a chance to schedule a one-on-one zoom call with an alumnus!

Event RSVP: h

Click HERE to add event to your google calendar

Stay up to date with event details and follow the event IG account: 

  • Time: 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
  • Location: Richard Weeks Hall of Engineering

Tuesday, February 21, 2023

RU Smarter than a Professor?

Join us and participate as a professor or student and compete against each other in fun, miscellaneous, and engineering-related trivia! If you are interested in participating in the competition, please sign up using the link below! Food will be served before the event, so come early!

Time: 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Location: Richard Weeks Hall, Room 102

Register HERE to compete. Space is limited and is on a first-come, first-serve basis.

For more information, please email


Wednesday, February 22, 2023

Young Engineers Day

To cultivate a love of engineering at an early age, we invite 3-12 high schools to join us.

  • Time: 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Registration Required
  • Cost: Free to all attendees (lunch provided)
  • Space is limited and first come, first served.

For more information about school registration, please complete the following form: 
Young Engineers Day - School Registration

Note: completing this form does not guarantee your attendance at Young Engineers Day, as registration is first-come, first-served. Confirmation of attendance will be sent via email.

Volunteers NEEDED to facilitate fun and engaging engineering workshops/activities. Traditionally, student organizations, engineering departments, graduate students, alumni, and companies sign-up.  If you are interested in helping out, please complete the form below Young Engineers Day - Volunteer/Workshop Registration

 For any inquiries regarding Young Engineers Day, please contact Shareyna James,

Thursday, February 23, 2023

Cardboard Canoe Races

Students, alumni, faculty, and staff compete to build and navigate vessels of cardboard, duct tape, and garbage bags. Teams will race their boats across the Olympic size pool! Refreshments and music will be provided. Spectators are encouraged to come and cheer on teams! 

  • Time: 7:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. 
  • Team Check-In: 6 p.m.
  • Teams build cardboard canoes: 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • Doors open at 7:30 p.m. for spectators. Races begin at 8:00 p.m.
  • Location: Sonny Werblin Recreation Center

Register HERE for the race with a team of 2 people. Space is limited and is on a first-come, first-serve basis.

For more information, please email

Friday, February 24, 2023

Dean's Distinguished Lecture 

Panel Discussion on "Engineering Sustainability and Resilience"

As the climate changes, we are experiencing the impact of environmental, social, and political conditions such as global supply chains, urban infrastructures, the spread and emergence of pests and diseases, water supplies and ecosystems. The impacts of these climate risks are social, economic, environmental, and technical. The health of our climate impacts nearly every aspect of our lives.  

Rutgers School of Engineering invites you to join us for the Dean’s Distinguished Lecture titled, “Engineering Sustainability and Resilience”. This discussion will shed light on the important role that engineers have in tackling the climate change challenge. The focus areas of this discussion include exploring emerging forms of renewable energy, enabling adaptation of our built infrastructure and societies, improving human health, and securing the food supply.  At Rutgers, we are leading the charge to mitigate the effects of climate change through research, education, and outreach. The goal of this session is to highlight important work being done in this space and to inspire participants to do more. 

  • Time: 3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • In Person Location: Richard Weeks Hall of Engineering, Room 102
    • Parking for in person: If you are a non Rutgers employee please contact Kendra Cameron at