National Engineers Week 2022

February 21, 2022 to February 25, 2022

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EWeek 2022 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.

We are actively recruiting members of our pep-squad to serve as volunteers! The primary role of a Pep Squad member is to be visible in the Rutgers SOE community and to promote and share information about EWeek programs and events. As a Pep Squad member, you will receive exclusive EWeek merchandise, along with chances to win gift cards! DEADLINE TO APPLY: Sunday, February 6th, 2022.

Volunteers Can Sign Up Here

Battle of the Majors: EWeek Spirit Trophy

May the best 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 25th at the conclusion of EWeek. 

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 Participate: Students, faculty, staff, and alumni can all contribute points to their department! Look for the QR code/google form link at the start of each event and enter your name, department, 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 participants, faculty, staff, and alumni. 

Monday, February 21, 2022

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 for a chance to earn points for our Battle of the Majors.
 
Time: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Location: Busch Student Center Contact Tables
Volunteers Can Sign Up Here 
 
For more information, please email: eweek.rutgers@gmail.com

Social Media Challenges

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

  • Monday, 2/21: Spirit Day Polaroid/Photobooth: Take a photo at our spirit day photobooth/polaroid display and post it to your Instagram page!
  • Tuesday, 2/22: Busch Campus Social Media Scavenger Hunt
  • Thursday, 2/24: Bingo Board (tentative)

Tuesday, February 22, 2022

Interns Present

Current students present internship experiences to a panel of industry judges. There will be a networking session when all attendees can meet alumni from various industries. You will also have a chance to sign-up for one-on-one meetups with alumni and industry sponsors. This event is sponsored by Lockheed Martin. Save your seat and get event-related info by REGISTERING 
  • Time: 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

For more information, please email: TBD 

Wednesday, February 23, 2022

Young Engineers Day

To cultivate a love of engineering at an early age, we invite 3-12 schools to join us.
  • Time: 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Location: TBD
  • Registration Required
  • Cost: Free to all attendees (lunch provided)

Space is limited.

For more information, please contact: Shareyna James, Program Development Specialist, shareynajames@soe.rutgers.edu.

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 email, Shareyna James, Program Development Specialist, shareynajames@soe.rutgers.edu.

Thursday, February 24, 2022

Cardboard Canoe Races

Students, deans, alumni, and faculty 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: 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. 
  • Team Check In: 6 p.m.
  • Teams build cardboard canoes: 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • Doors open at 7:15 p.m. Races begin at 7:30 p.m.
  • Location: Sonny Werblin Recreation Center

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

Friday, February 25, 2022

Dean's Distinguished Lecture 

Panel Discussion with Alumni J.R. Robinson, PhD, ENG'95, James Hughes, PhD ENG‘65, GSNB'69, '71 and Connie Hughes GSNB'76
  • Time: TBA
  • Location: Richard Weeks Hall of Engineering, Room 102
 

Epic Virtual Escape Room 

Join us for an exciting virtual escape room hosted by Virtual Escape Games! Through a themed adventure, players of all skill levels will use collaboration, deductive reasoning, and logic to work as a team. Teams will solve riddles and complete puzzles, with a goal of “escaping” the room. Players can form a team beforehand or come individually to meet new people! Players will have a chance to win gift cards and exclusive E-Week merchandise in different categories including Fastest Escape, Most Spirited Team, and more!

Players can register beforehand with a team of up to 8 members, or can register individually and be randomly assigned to a team. 

Space is limited and is on a first come, first serve basis so be sure to sign up as soon as registration opens. Registration will close on Thursday, February 24th at Noon.  

  • Time: 5 p.m.
  • Location: Virtual
Registration Form: HERE
Waitlist: (Opens once registration is full) HERE
For more information, please email: eweek.rutgers@gmail.com