The Department of Engineering at St. Mary’s University invites current college and high school students to join Engineering Week to honor and celebrate professional engineers. 

During the week-long event, students have the opportunity to participate in engineering challenges, games and projects; talk to representatives from innovative industry leaders; and hear from keynote speakers. 

High school students are invited to a High School Outreach Day and are welcome to attend or observe other events throughout the week. 

Engineering Week 2023

Monday, Feb. 20

RSO Student Organization Event
6:30 to 8″30 p.m. | The Pub at St. Mary’s

Join us for pizza and board games.

No registration needed.

Tuesday, Feb. 21

Tour the Toyota Plant!
8:30 a.m.

Make plans to Tour the Toyota Manufacturing Plant here in San Antonio. The tour is limited to 25 students. 

Engineering Week: Tour the Toyota Plant


High School Outreach Day
4 to 7 p.m. | Drone Lab

St. Mary’s University welcomes high school students to an afternoon of interactive engineering activities.  Students will get to meet a range of faculty members and be introduced to several of St. Mary’s state-of-the-art facilities including our drone lab, wind tunnel, and 3-D printing and laser scanning equipment.

Wednesday, Feb. 22

Engineering Week Challenge
6 to 8 p.m. | Moody 102

The theme of the Engineering Week Challenge this year is “Creating the Future!” Engineers play a vital role in innovating solutions to global challenges that impact future generations. By working together to develop new technologies, products and opportunities, engineers can create new possibilities that make the world a better place.

Teams must have at least three St. Mary’s students from any discipline. Additional points will be given to multidisciplinary teams but must have at least one engineering student.

The deliverable is a five-minute live presentation to be presented on PowerPoint or a similar platform. The presentation should cover all the aspects of the team’s solutions, including the problem statement, solution approach, and a list of needed components, among others.  Designs will be evaluated according to a rubric.

The competition will be judged by external evaluators and prizes will be available for the top three teams. Winners are required to produce a one-minute highlight video summarizing their conceptual design.

Engineering Week: Engineering Week Challenge


Thursday, Feb. 23

Game Night in the Drone Lab!
6 to 9 p.m. | Drone Lab

Students will face off against professors and classmates in a night of classic video gaming! Registration is open to all St. Mary’s students, faculty and staff.

The UAS Laboratory is hosting a Mario video game night of Mario Kart, Mario Party Superstars, Smash Bros. Ultimate! Pizza and refreshments will be provided to registered students. Registration is open to the St. Mary’s community.

Limited to 50 students.

Engineering Week: Game Night in the Drone Lab


Friday, Feb. 24

Engineering Week Lunch: Industry Panel and Discussion

12:30 to 2 p.m. | AA&CC Movement Studio

A panel of professional engineers from innovative organizations around the world will join students during a lunch with all engineering students, faculty and staff. More info will be available soon.

Space is limited. Register by Feb. 15, 2023.

Engineering Week Lunch: Industry Panel and Discussion

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