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. 

High School Outreach Day

Feb. 22, 2021

St. Mary’s University invites high school students to an evening of crafting engineering projects from home.

Using household supplies such as cardboard, glue, rubber bands and popsicle sticks, participants will learn about engineering concepts, like conservation of energy and the Bernoulli equation, while building items such as water/soda dispensers and catapults. They will also be given virtual tours of the Mechanical Engineering and Drone Labs at St. Mary’s.

Students will need a personal computer or laptop with internet access able to run Zoom and access to email. All participants will be mailed a 3D-printed souvenir.

Career and Leadership Development Workshop for Engineers

Feb. 23, 2021
5:30 to 7 p.m.

During a motivational and engaging workshop, engineering students will receive career and leadership guidance from Fernando Rosario, founder of Exeqpath. Rosario is an accomplished professional, executive, business, life and success coach whose career trajectory includes more than 20 years of experience in consulting as chief technology officer with Accenture, a commercial real estate company, leading the North America Diversity recruiting efforts for a Fortune 500 management consulting firm, and serving as board member for several non-profit organizations. 

This event is limited to the first 25 students who register.

Engineering Week: Career and Leadership Development Workshop for Engineers Registration

Career and Leadership Development Workshop for Engineers Registration

Among Us Game Night

Feb. 23, 2021
8 to 9:30 p.m.

Join us for a night of fun at our Among Us Game Night tournament. Registration is open to all St. Mary’s students. Prizes will be awarded to the top two winners. Students will also showcase projects submitted for the Engineering Week Drone Competition during the evening. 

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Engineering Week Among Us Game Night Registration

Among Us Game Night Registration

Drone Competition

Feb. 23, 2021

Participants will use technical skills, creativity and ingenuity to create an application that demonstrates how drones can positively impact our society. Prizes will be awarded to the top two projects. Students will showcase their projects during the Among Us Game Night tournament.

Students can register by emailing with their full name, St. Mary’s email address and cell phone number, using the email subject line: “Registration for Drone Competition.”

Engineering Challenge

Feb. 24, 2021
6 to 7 p.m.

In the Engineering Week Challenge, undergraduate student teams are in charge of developing a conceptual engineering design for an original solution to a problem created by the pandemic related to daily life at the University. The problem may involve any campus-specific aspect of the pandemic, including arresting the contagion, facilitating instruction, and vaccine distribution. The problem does not need to be constrained to the classroom; it could be related to the residence halls, the gym, the cafeteria, the Commons, etc. 

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 virtually on PowerPoint or a similar platform. The presentation should cover all the aspects of the team’s solution, including the problem statement, solution approach, economic viability, time to market, 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 the team prizes are as follows: $200 for the first place, $100 for the second place and $50 for the third place. Winners are required to produce a one-minute highlight video summarizing their conceptual design.

Engineering Week Challenge Registration

  • Registration Deadline: Wednesday, Feb. 10

    Upon registration, students will be emailed a rubric and a full list of instructions regarding the challenge.
Engineering Week Challenge Registration

Fireside Chat

Feb. 26, 2021
1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

A panel of professional engineers from innovative organizations around the world will join students via Zoom for Engineering Week’s Fireside Chat.

The panel includes Juan Camilo Corena Bossa from Google, Steven Dang Sr. from Tesla, Laura Fink from SpaceX and Adriana Ocampo from Boeing.

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