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National Engineers Week 2024

Date & Time

Monday, February 19, 2024, 8:00 a.m.-Friday, February 23, 2024, 6:00 p.m.



National Engineers Week at Rutgers - Welcome to the Future- including dates and Rutgers logo

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 23rd 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. 

Click this LINK to sign up as a volunteer and earn more points for your department during Eweek.

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, 2/19: Spirit Day Polaroid/Photo Booth: Take a photo at our spirit day photo booth/polaroid display, fill out the template, post it to your Instagram page, and tag @ruegc!
•    TUESDAY, 2/20: Participate in a campus-wide scavenger hunt for significant Busch statues and locations! Take selfies with 5 locations on the list and post your pictures on Instagram using the template and tagging @ruegc and two friends to be entered in a raffle to win a prize. 
•    WEDNESDAY, 2/21: Rutgers has ten distinct engineering departments. Find a student from each of these ten engineering majors and exchange Linked Ins! Once you have all 10, fill out the google form to be entered in a raffle to win a prize! 
•    THURSDAY, 2/22: How many of these unique Rutgers experiences have you done? Check off your experiences to get bingo and post it on your Instagram story! Be sure to tag @ruegc and two friends! 
•    Templates and further instructions will be released during E-Week! Check the EGC Instagram for more details!

►Monday, February 19, 2024

Spirit Day

Show your RU Engineering Pride! To kick off EWeek, SOE students, faculty, and staff can stop by the Busch Student Center to get their polaroid photo taken and decorate our “Why I’m an Engineer” mural! Everyone is encouraged to wear any Rutgers or SOE gear! Enjoy some free coffee, hot chocolate, munchkins, and SOE swag items! Limited supply, so come early!

Time: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Location: Busch Student Center Contact Tables
For more information, please email:

SOE swag will be sold throughout the week at the BSC contact tables the week prior, so keep a lookout for an opportunity to buy hoodies, shirts, scarves, pins, and much more!

►Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Interns Present
Sponsored by Emerson & Verizon

Emerson blue logo
Verion logo

Hosted by Theta Tau

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 Emerson, Turner Construction, Lockheed, 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 resumé critique with an alumnus.

Event RSVP:
Click HERE to add event to your google calendar
Stay up to date with event details and follow the event on the Interns Present Instagram account.
•    Time: 7 p.m. to 9:45 p.m.
•    Networking Dinner included!
•    Location: Richard Weeks Hall of Engineering

►Wednesday, February 21, 2024

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 9:00 p.m. 
•    Location: Richard Weeks Hall, Room 102
Register HERE to compete. Please remember that space is limited, and we want to make teams diverse and representative of all departments, so signing up does not guarantee an entrance to the competition.
For more information, please email

►Thursday, February 22, 2024

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 Candiece White,

Cardboard Canoe Races
Sponsored by Emerson

Emerson blue logo

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 for Spectators: 7:30 p.m. 
•    Races begin: 8 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 23, 2024

Dean's Distinguished Lecture

Robotics: Pioneering Space Exploration 

Please join a distinguished panel of experts in space architecture and space systems as we delve into the seamless synergy between cutting-edge robotics, the expansive frontier of human endeavors in space, and the transformative potential of 3D printing technology.

Stephen J. Indyk ENG’10, GSNB’15 
Director of Space Systems
Honeybee Robotics

Larry Toups
NASA (Retired)
Adjunct Professor 
Sasakawa International Center for Space Architecture
University of Houston
Cullen College of Engineering

Melodie Yashar
Vice President, Building Design and Performance

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