Celebrating National Engineers Week

National Engineers Week is big deal at the School of Engineering. Students get to both celebrate and show off what makes their field of study so special.

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 come together as a community with fun events and some friendly competition.

Some highlights of the week:

SPIRIT DAY

A lot of RU Engineering gear was on display on kick-off day. Students wearing SoE apparel stopped by the Student Center to add a message to our Pioneers of Progress board and grab a free coffee or a bubble tea.

CARDBOARD CANOE RACES

Werblin Pool was the scene for building and navigating vessels made from cardboard, duct tape, and garbage bags. 

INTERNS PRESENT

Students presented five minute presentations that highlighted internship experiences at organizations that included NASA, Lockheed Martin, Tesla, Raytheon, Turner Construction, General Motors, Colgate-Palmolive, and more to a panel of judges. 

DEAN’S DISTINGUISHED LECTURE: Engineering, Entrepreneurship, and Social Change: The Pursuit of Purpose and Passion

Lawrence M. Hibbert ENG’95, RBSG’09 shared his experiences at Rutgers and founding BCT Partners.

YOUNG ENGINEERS DAY

Students from area middle and high schools participated in fun activities designed to cultivate a love of engineering led by SoE undergraduates.

RUBE GOLDBERG COMPETITION

Students took over the International Lounge to design contraptions that performed a simple task.