Each year, the Case Engineering Council (CEC) coordinates Case Western Reserve University’s Engineers Week (E-Week) to celebrate and raise public understanding and appreciation of engineers’ contributions to society. Students are able to participate in friendly competition, social events, seminars with excellent speakers, and an E-Week Reception.
DiscoverE, the national organizer of E-Week, is a formal coalition of more than 100 professional societies, major corporations and government agencies dedicated to ensuring a diverse and well-educated future engineering workforce. The organization does this by increasing understanding of and interest in engineering and technology careers among young students and by promoting pre-college literacy in math and science.
E-Week 2018 calendar of events
KSL Paper Airplane Contest
12:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Fly away from stress and join the CEC for its paper airplane contest. Participants can participate in three categories: long distance, airtime and landing zone, in which participants must land their plane on a target.
Jolly Trivia Night
6:30 to 9 p.m.
Thwing Center, Room 101
Unwind with your friends at the Jolly Scholar while testing your trivia knowledge. Come enjoy free food and beer for those over 21.
SHPE Ship Challenge
1 to 3 p.m.
Sears Building, Room 350
Do you think you have what it takes to be the best ship builder at CWRU? Come prove your skills at Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers’ Ship Challenge. Participants will have the opportunity to win free gift cards and an Amazon Echo.
Free food from Taco Bell also will be available.
WISER Light Bulb Drop
10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Kelvin Smith Library Lower Level
This event allows participants to showcase their engineering skills in a friendly competition as a nice break from classes with the opportunity to earn cash provided by the Case Alumni Association.
5:30 to 9 p.m.
InterContinental Hotel in downtown Cleveland (9801 Carnegie Ave.)
The Engineers Week Reception is the culminating event of E-Week where students, faculty, alumni and corporate supporters come together to celebrate engineering achievements. This is a formal event.
Mike Carlson, president of Siemens Digital Grid North America, will be the keynote speaker.
12:30 to 2 p.m.
Thwing Center, ballroom B
The Society of Women Engineers Luncheon will feature speaker Nina Scheidegger, lead design manager at Current, Powered by GE.
Sears think[box] Tour
1 to 4 p.m.
Sears think[box] Floor 3
Come and check out one of Case Western Reserve University’s coolest facilities: Sears think[box]. Even if you are not an engineer, Sears think[box] is a great place to make your imaginations real. Enjoy a project expo featuring fellow students that utilize the machinery in Sears think[box] and have a chance at using the machines yourself.
Food will be provided.
CWRUbotix Game Night
7 to 11:30 p.m.
Thwing Center, Room 101
Enjoy a variety of board, card and video games, including a modified version of field hockey with CWRUbotix’s maze-following robot, Sunny. Attendees also are encouraged to bring any of their own games they might want to play.
Snacks will be provided.