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Join Tufts School of Engineering to celebrate National Engineers Week with social events, networking opportunities, and project showcases! Check out the schedule below for the full list of events. All students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community members are welcome.

 

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 17

E-Week Kickoff Carnival
Sponsored by Engineering Student Council (ESC)
4:00 – 6:00 PM 
Atrium, Science and Engineering Complex
Open to the Tufts community

Come launch 2020 Engineers Week with your fellow Tufts students, faculty, and staff at the E-Week Kick-Off Carnival! You will be able to participate in fun carnival-style games and activities, learn about all the fun events going on throughout the week, and eat your favorite fair foods. All students, regardless of major, are welcome!
 

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 18

Are You Smarter than a Faculty Member?
Sponsored by Biomedical Engineering and Chemical Engineering Society & the Graduate Student Council
12:00 – 1:30 PM
Multipurpose Room, Curtis Hall
Participants limited to graduate students and faculty; all spectators welcome

Teams of Graduate students and faculty members will face off in a Jeopardy-type game show event to test their knowledge of engineering questions submitted by each department. Questions will range from easy to challenging and will cover fields from all of the amazing graduate engineering programs at Tufts! Prizes will be awarded to participating teams. Facebook Event
 

Student-Alumni Panel and Networking Night
Sponsored by Career Services and Center for STEM Diversity
Doors at 5:30; Panel and Networking from 6:00 – 8:30 PM
Aidekman Arts Center (Panel in Alumnae Lounge, Networking in Balch Lobby and Remis Sculpture Court)
Open to Alumni, parents, and friends of Tufts

Tufts is bringing together students with alumni who have engineering degrees and backgrounds in technology or computer science back to campus. Students will have the opportunity to practice their professional networking skills and to meet with alumni to hear about their career paths and life after Tufts. Students and alumni will talk career experiences and discuss potential internship or employment opportunities. Appetizers will be served throughout the evening. RSVP Here
 

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 19

HS/Prospective Student Workshop
Sponsored by Office of Undergraduate Admissions and Nolop Makerspace
9:15 AM - 12:00 PM and 1:15 - 4:00 PM
Atrium, Science & Engineering Complex and Dowling Hall
Open to prospective undergraduate students and their families

High school juniors and their families will be introduced to Tufts' collaborative, creative, and socially-conscious engineering community by admissions officer Beky Stiles before they are whisked away to the Nolop Makerspace to put their engineering skills to the test with makerspace director Brandon Stafford and current Tufts students. After completing the engineering challenge, students will be given a tour of the engineering facilities and hear about the broader Tufts community.


Meet Your Majors: What Does Each Engineering Major Actually Do?
Sponsored by the School of Engineering and the Engineering Student Council (ESC)
12:00 – 1:30 PM
Atrium, Science and Engineering Complex
Open to all students; primarily geared toward undergraduates

Do you have questions about what discipline of engineering is right for you, what different engineering majors look like in the real world, or just want to learn more about the majors offered by Tufts School of Engineering? This session is open to all students interested in engineering who want to find out more information about departments and programs. Visit one, or all, of the department tables and find information about majors, minors, activities, and post-graduate opportunities associated with each discipline. Chat in a casual environment with upperclassmen, professors, and real professionals who currently work in industry about their respective fields. There will be food!


Mental Health + Me
Sponsored by the Graduate Society of Women Engineering & the Graduate Student Council
12:00 – 1:00 PM
Multipurpose Room, Curtis Hall
Open to all students; primarily geared toward graduate students

The Graduate Society of Engineers invites you to attend a lunch with keynote speaker Claire Weigand the Assistant Director of the Academic Resource Center. We will focus on how to understand and improve your mental health and productively manage stress. Facebook Event


Preparing for an Engineering Career in Industry
Sponsored by the Graduate Engineering Dean’s Office
6:00 – 8:30 PM
Location TBD
Open to graduate students and postdocs in the School of Engineering


Nolop FAST Tours and Engineering Student Club Project Showcase
Sponsored by Nolop Makerspace and the Engineering Student Council
6:30 – 9:00 PM
Atrium, Science and Engineering Complex
Open to the Tufts community

Tufts’ engineering-related student clubs will be showcasing some of their exciting projects from the past year, from a robotic couch to an electric race car at the Nolop FAST facility. All are welcome to join!

 

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 20

Exemplary Engineers
Sponsored by the Biomedical Engineering and Chemical Engineering Society & the Graduate Student Council
12:00 – 1:00 PM
Room 136, Science and Technology Center
Open to all graduate students

The Biomedical Engineering and Chemical Engineering Society is hosting an Engineers Week networking social, featuring faculty members and graduate students from the Biomedical Engineering and Chemical and Biological Engineering departments that were chosen by students in the departments as role model engineers for undergraduate and graduate students. Lunch will be provided. Facebook Event


Trivia Night with SWE!
Sponsored by Tufts Society of Women Engineers
7:00 – 9:00 PM
Multipurpose Room, Sophia Gordon
All students are welcome; primarily geared toward undergraduates

Are you smarter than a 16th grader? Whether you study history, psychology, economics, biology, engineering, or something else entirely, you are invited to participate in a special E-Week trivia night hosted by the Society of Women Engineers! Join us as an individual or with a group and come ready to answer questions on a variety of topics. Prizes will be awarded, fun facts will be shared, and communities will be bonded from all walks of Tufts! We hope to see you there.

 

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 21

Hands-On STEMathon!
Sponsored by STEM Ambassadors
1:00 – 3:00 PM
Multipurpose Room, Curtis Hall
Open to everyone

The STEM Ambassadors will showcase their new hands-on activities that they share with local high school classrooms. Try out all the activities and learn more about how STEM Ambassadors is changing the conversation on STEM for more than 1,000 high school students each year in the community. This event is free and open to all students, faculty, staff, and visitors! Snacks will be available.
 

Design for Social Good
Sponsored by Tufts Design for Social Good
3:00 – 4:15 PM
Eaton Hall, Room 202
All students are welcome

Tufts Design for Social Good will be hosting a design thinking workshop. Design thinking is a process for human-centered design that combines users, brainstorming, and prototyping to ensure that products are built with the intended audience in mind.