Play giant Jenga, see a turbo jet demonstration, scarf down free breakfast each day, participate in a CAD-themed puzzle challenge, and so much more as part of a week of engineering-themed events and activities on UCF’s main campus.
The UCF College of Engineering and Computer Science invites everyone to celebrate Engineers Week, Feb. 20-25, featuring a variety of entertaining, visual events planned by student groups to showcase the fact that just about every modern convenience is possible because of engineers.
Don’t miss Wednesday’s Engineers’ Fair, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Engineering II Atrium and Harris Engineering Center Atrium, with more than 15 interactive games and activities, including giant Jenga, a turbo jet engine demo, an oobleck tank, a puzzle challenge, a paper airplane launcher, a martian race, and other activities that are designed to be fun and demonstrate engineering principles.
Friday will feature the college’s very own version of Junkyard Wars. Dozens of students will use materials provided to build a working machine to form a specific task. Stop by from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. to see what our student engineers are building.
Engineers Week (#EngineersWeek) is recognized nationally by the National Engineers Week Foundation to celebrate the positive contributions engineers make to society. It is celebrated on every U.S. engineering college campus and in industry.
All public events will be held on UCF’s main campus with free admission. You don’t have to be an engineer to participate and have fun.
View/download a list of E-Week events at UCF. See the full schedule below:
Daily, Feb. 20 – 24, Breakfast by the Bridge, 8 – 10 a.m., Engineering II Atrium. Free breakfast. American Society of Civil Engineers
Monday, Feb. 20
CECS Club Showcase, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Engineering II Atrium. Showcase of College of Engineering and Computer Science student clubs and projects. Student Panel for Engineering and Computer Science
Puzzle Challenge, 3 – 5 p.m., Harris Corporation Engineering Center, Room 101. Teams will compete to solve several CAD-related puzzles and riddles. Prizes awarded to members of the winning team. To participate, sign up at www.nsbeucf.org. Cost: $3. National Society of Black Engineers.
Tuesday, Feb. 21
Map Organs with 3D Printing: Biomedical Presentation, Noon – 2 p.m., Engineering II Atrium. Learn about how researchers map organs to solve respiratory issues with the use of special software and 3D printing. Biomedical Engineering Society at UCF
The Great Engineering Race, Noon – 3 p.m., Engineering I and II, Harris Engineering Center, and Student Union. Teams will race against the clock, making stops at a series of stations around campus where they’ll need to correctly answer engineering-related questions to proceed. Competition begins in the Engineering II Atrium. Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers
Wednesday, Feb. 22
CECS Engineers’ Fair – FEATURED EVENT, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., Engineering II Atrium and Harris Engineering Center Atrium. Launch paper airplanes, play giant Jenga, compete in a puzzle challenge, see a golf cart powered by solar energy, and so much more. Engineering Leadership and Innovation Institute and Student Panel for Engineering and Computer Science
Thursday, Feb. 23
Workshop Day, all day, Texas Instruments Innovation Lab, Engineering II. Workshops for engineering students will provide overviews of skills that engineers need. The one-hour presentations will be held throughout the day. American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Home Energy Ed, Noon – 1 p.m., Harris Engineering Center, Room 101. Learn what household items use the most energy and how to better understand your energy bill so you can learn how to reduce your energy consumption and save money. Energy Knights
Truss me, I’m an Engineer, Noon – 3 p.m., Engineering II Atrium. Build trusses from ice pop sticks and test their durability. Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers
Cold Case Engineering, 3 – 4 p.m., Harris Corporation Engineering Center, Room 101. Students will be divided into teams where they’ll navigate a complicated ethical scenario. Teams will learn valuable engineering ethical practices. Institute of Industrial Systems and Engineering
Friday, Feb. 24
Junkyard Wars, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Engineering II Atrium. Participating teams will use materials provided to build a working machine to perform a specific task. Industry professionals will judge the projects. Entry is $10. Winners may receive up to $200 in prizes. Theta Tau
Problem Solving Workshop, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., Harris Engineering Center, Room 101. A professional development workshop led by a qualified engineer. Tau Beta Pi
Brunch and Lunch, 11 a.m. – Noon, Engineering II, Room 205. An engineer will share her experience and opportunities within her organization. Society of Women Engineers
Saturday, Feb. 25
Engineering Olympics, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., Lake Claire. Competition with awards between all engineering and computer science clubs. Barbecue will be provided. American Society of Mechanical Engineers