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 2022

High School Outreach Day

Monday, Feb. 21
5 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.

Awards will be given for the winners of a drone competition and a mechanical design challenge where students will see how simple physical principles can be applied to accomplish engineering objectives. The day will close with a light snack and an opportunity for students to ask engineering faculty about the different programs offered at St. Mary’s. All participants will leave with a 3-D printed souvenir. 

Rocket League/ Mario Game Night

Tuesday, Feb. 22
7 to 9 p.m.
Drone Lab or Virtual

Students will face off against professors in a game night of Rocket League (remote) and Mario games (in-person). Registration is open to all St. Mary’s students, faculty, and staff.

The St. Mary’s eSports will stream Rocket League at twitch.tv/stmuesports. Viewers can enter to win chat giveaways.

The UAS Lab will host a free-for-all Mario night with Mario Kart, Mario Party Superstars, and Smash Bros. Ultimate! Refreshments will be provided.

Engineering Week 2022: Mario Night (In-Person)

The Drone Lab will host a free-for-all Mario night with Mario Kart, Mario Party Superstars, and Smash Bros. Ultimate!
Name(Required)
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Mario Night Registration

Engineering Week 2022: Rocket League (In-Person or VIrtual)

Students will face off against professors in a game night of Rocket League in the Drone Lab or Virtual. Registration is open to all St. Mary’s students, faculty, and staff.
Name(Required)
Classification(Required)
In-Person or Virtual(Required)
Rocket League Registration

Drone Day

Wednesday, Feb. 23
4 to 6 p.m.
Drone Lab

St. Mary’s University welcomes students and the local community to the drone lab for a series of drone-related activities to celebrate Engineering Week. This event is open to the public, and anyone interested in learning more about drones is encouraged to attend. Engineering professors will discuss drone technologies, applications, careers, and St. Mary’s recent initiatives in this emerging field. Attendees will also have the opportunity to fly and learn how to build their own drones.

Engineering Week 2022: Drone Day

Registration is open to the public and St. Mary's community
Drone Day Registration

Engineering Week Challenge

Thursday, Feb. 24
6 to 7 p.m.
Moody 102

In the Engineering Week Challenge, student teams are in charge of developing a conceptual engineering design to sustain life on a different planet with the same environment as Mars. 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 solution, 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 2022: Challenge Registration

In the Engineering Week Challenge, student teams are in charge of developing a conceptual engineering design to sustain life on a different planet with the same environment as Mars.
  • Registration Deadline: Wednesday, Feb. 9

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

Fireside Chat

Friday, Feb. 25
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 professionals from SpaceX, NASA, among others.

Zoom link will be posted closer to the presentation.

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