See a NASA rover in action, experience first-person-view drone racing, build and race your own downhill derby car, enjoy free breakfast each day and so much more as part of a week of engineering-themed events and activities on UCF’s main campus.

All are welcome to celebrate Engineers Week, Feb. 18-23, hosted by the UCF College of Engineering and Computer Science. The week will feature a variety of entertaining, visual events planned by engineering-related student organizations to highlight the fact that just about every modern convenience is possible because of engineers.

Don’t miss Wednesday’s Engineers’ Fair, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the atriums of Engineering II and Harris Engineering Center. You can build and fly a balsa glider, measure your heart rate and oxygen saturation levels, build a water filter using homemade materials, race a derby car and take part in a variety of other fun, interactive activities designed to demonstrate engineering principles.

On Friday, students will battle it out in college’s version of Junkyard Wars as they use provided materials to build a Rube Goldberg-like machine, a working contraption designed to perform a specific task. Stop by between 11:45 a.m. and 5 p.m. to see what our student engineers create.

Engineers Week (#EngineersWeek) is celebrated on every U.S. engineering college campus and in industry. Recognized nationally by DiscoverE, the week highlights the numerous contributions engineers have made to society.

All events will be held on UCF’s main campus and are open to the public with free admission.

View/download a list of E-Week events here. You don’t have to be an engineer to participate and have fun. See the full schedule of events below:

Daily, Feb. 18–22

Breakfast by the Bridge, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., between Pegasus Dr. and Engineering II. Free donuts and coffee. Hosted by American Society of Civil Engineers

Monday, Feb. 18

Project Showcase, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Engineering II Atrium. Showcase of College of Engineering and Computer Science student clubs and projects. Hosted by Engineering Leadership and Innovation Institute at UCF (eli2)

Drone Race Simulator, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Engineering II Atrium. Experience an advanced simulation of first person view (FPV) drone racing.  Hosted by First Person View Knights

Tuesday, Feb. 19

Cyber Careers at Lockheed Martin, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Harris Corporation Engineering Center, Room 101. Bring your questions and your resumes to the Lockheed Martin Cyber Careers discussion panel. Lockheed Martin UCF graduates, engineers and fellows will share their insights into their career paths and answer your questions about working in the cyber field at Lockheed Martin. The panel will be followed by a meet and greet and hiring event. Light refreshments will be provided. Hosted by Lockheed Martin

Wednesday, Feb. 20

CECS Engineers’ Fairs – FEATURED EVENT, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Engineering II Atrium and Harris Engineering Center Atrium. Build a balsa glider, see a NASA rover in action, create unique bubbles, experience first-person-view drone racing and much more. Hosted by Engineering Leadership and Innovation Institute (eli2)

Composites Manufacturing, 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m., Harris Corporation Engineering Center, Room 101. Learn the ins and outs about carbon fiber manufacturing from the aerodynamic team leads from Knights Racing. They’ll share the variety of methods and applications the team uses to overcome many challenges. Hosted by Society of Automotive Engineers

Thursday, Feb. 21

First Steps to be a Leader, 3 p.m. – 4 p.m., Harris Corporation Engineering Center, Room 101. Join fellow students for a presentation on how to be a great leader and teammate.
Engineering Leadership and Innovation Institute (eli2)

Hydraulic Arms with ASME, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Engineering 1, Room 286. Learn about Newtonian fluids and the importance of teamwork during ASME’s hydraulic arm workshop. All materials and tools to build a cardboard hydraulic arm will be provided. The hydraulic arm that can lift a token the highest wins a prize. Hosted by American Society of Mechanical Engineers

Friday, Feb. 22

Brunch and Learn, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Engineering II Atrium. An engineer will share her experience and opportunities within her organization. Hosted by Society of Women Engineers

Junkyard Wars, 11:45 a.m. – 5 p.m., Engineering II Atrium. Participating teams will use materials to build a working machine to perform a specific task. Industry professionals will judge the projects. Entry fee is $10. Winners may receive up to $200 in prizes. Hosted by Theta Tau

Saturday, Feb. 23

Engineering Futures: People Skills, 12 p.m. – 3 p.m., Harris Engineering Center, Room 101. This workshop will share the non-technical “soft skills” necessary for success in the workplace, including communication skills and tips to resolve interpersonal problems. Lunch will be provided. An RSVP to laurenschmidt@knights.ucf.edu is required to attend. Hosted by Tau Pi Beta