EWeek 2024

Engineers Week+, February 15-23, 2024. Tufts University School of Engineering

Join Tufts School of Engineering to celebrate National Engineers Week from February 15-23, 2024, with events, networking opportunities, and more. Engineers Week is for everyone: all Tufts students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community members are welcome. Keep checking this schedule for updated event details! 

  • School of Engineering DEIJ Colloquium and Tisch College Solomont Speaker Series: Dr. Talithia Williams

    5:30 - 6:30 PM; Barnum Hall, Room LL008 (163 Packard Ave, Medford, MA 02155)

    Registration

    Join the School of Engineering and Tisch College for a special lecture with statistician, big data expert, award-winning professor and co-host of the PBS NOVA series NOVA Wonders, Dr. Talithia Williams! Well known for her popular TED Talk, “Own Your Body’s Data,” where she extols the value of statistics in quantifying personal health, Dr. Williams is renowned for her work to demystify the mathematical process in fun and unique ways, exciting many about STEM education and its possibilities. Her lecture, titled "Data Driven Solutions for Eliminating Health Disparities," will focus on how data is essential for understanding social determinants of health and developing innovative interventions to address unique populations. Register to attend.

     

    Tufts Engineering Alumni-Student Networking Night

    6:30 PM - 8:00 PM; Alumnae Lounge (40 Talbot Ave, Medford, MA 02155)

    Students: Register through Handshake
    Alumni: RSVP to participate

    Join Tufts Career Center for Tufts Engineering Alumni-Student Networking Night, which is designed to give students the opportunity to practice their professional networking skills and to meet with alumni to hear about their career paths and life after Tufts. Students from all classes and majors are invited to speak to alums about their career experiences and to get advice. Heavy appetizers will be served. Don’t miss out! Students register through Handshake; alumni RSVP.

     

    Dance Your Research Challenge - Submission Deadline

    Deadline at 11:59 PM; email submissions to Hollyjean Stone

    All Tufts students engaged in research are invited to showcase their work through a 2-5 minute video performance, using movement, costume, and film to interpret research concepts. Submissions are due by February 15. Tisch Library's Digital Design Studio is offering video production support for the challenge; contact the Digital Design Studio at tischdds@tufts.edu for a consultation, or to check out video equipment or use editing software in the studio!

  • Imagineering

    12:00 PM - 2:00 PM; Atrium, Science and Engineering Complex (200 College Ave, Medford, MA 02155)

    Do you consider yourself creative and imaginative? Join the Society of Latinx Engineers and Scientists for a series of fun engineering challenges (from doing slime to creating your own car) made specially for you! No registration required; all are welcome.

     

    A&S to Engineering Internal Transfer Workshop

    12:30 PM - 1:30 PM; Burden Lounge, Anderson Hall, Science and Engineering Complex (200 College Ave, Medford, MA 02155)

    Senior academic advisors will share the process and acceptance criteria for the Internal Transfer Process for first-year students in the School of Arts and Sciences considering a primary major in the School of Engineering. Hot chocolate and cookies will be served. Academic advisors anticipate offering a second workshop, this one for Engineering first-year students considering a primary major in A&S, in March. No registration required; all are welcome.


    Trivia Night

    5:00 PM - 6:30 PM; Burden Lounge, Anderson Hall, Science and Engineering Complex (200 College Ave, Medford, MA 02155)

    Eat doughnuts and try to beat Botson 2.0 — a new and improved trivia bot — at Tufts Robotics Club's third annual Trivia Night! No registration required; all are welcome.

     

    Tufts Engineers Week Interview Day - Application Deadline

    Deadline at 5:00 PM today; apply online

    Student registration

    Join Tufts Career Center for an interview day on Thursday, February 22! Students must apply by Friday, February 16 at 5:00 PM. Companies will review applications and select interviewees, and students will be notified through Handshake and will be sent either a Zoom link or a location in Dowling Hall for a 20-minute interview that will take place between 1:00 - 5:00 PM on Thursday, February 22. View participating companies and apply by February 16!

     

    Bowlop

    6:30 PM - 9:00 PM; Nolop FAST Facility, Science and Engineering Complex (200 College Ave, Medford, MA 02155)

    Nolop, the makerspace at Tufts, is in a long narrow room. We're turning it into a bowling alley for a night; you're invited to come knock down some pins. Last year, we designed and built a ball return trough. For year two, who knows what eldritch wizardry will be engineered?! Bowl a few frames and attend SWE's Pizza and Movie Night in the SEC atrium! No registration required; all are welcome.

     

    Pizza and Movie Night

    6:30 PM - 9:00 PM; Atrium, Science and Engineering Complex (200 College Ave, Medford, MA 02155)

    Join Tufts' chapter of the Society of Women Engineers for a pizza and movie night, and bowl some frames at Bowlop next door! No registration required; all are welcome.

  • Keynote Debate: The Future of Engineering in the Age of AI

    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM; Joyce Cummings Center, Room 120 (177 College Ave, Medford, MA 02155)

    Registration

    Join Tufts Gordon Institute to hear a discussion on “The Future of Engineering in the Age of Artificial Intelligence.” The panel of experts, drawn from diverse backgrounds in technology, academia, and industry, will explore how AI, data, and automation, and other factors are reshaping the landscape of engineering, from design and innovation to ethics and education. Register to attend.


    3D Printing for Beginners - Part 1

    6:00 PM - 7:30 PM; Joyce Cummings Center, Suite 390 (177 College Ave, Medford, MA 02155)

    Registration

    Have you always wanted to make your own 3D-printed parts but don’t know how to begin? Join this 3D printing event and learn how you can search for interesting things to print or create your own part! Come back on Thursday at noon to pick up your 3D-printed items. Register to attend.

  • Graduate Lab Reports: How to Leverage Your Career and Influence

    12:00 PM - 1:15 PM; graduate students and postdocs only; attend either in person on the Medford campus or online via Zoom (recording available post-event), with details shared upon registration

    Registration

    All Tufts graduate students and postdocs are welcome to attend this Tufts Engineering Professional Development Workshop taught by Professor of the Practice Ron Lasser. Writing lab reports is a straightforward and structured procedure. Simple, right? Not exactly. Academic and industrial lab reports are written from different perspectives and targeted to very different audiences. While each part of a lab report is important — title, abstract, introduction, methods and materials, results, discussion, conclusion, and references — what professors want differs greatly from a manager or an executive in industry. Learn to write for success and career growth after graduation. Register now.

     

    Hands-on-STEM-athon

    12:00 PM - 1:30 PM; Burden Lounge, Anderson Hall, Science and Engineering Complex (200 College Ave, Medford, MA 02155)

    Join the Tufts STEM Ambassadors as they test out their new hands-on activities! The Ambassadors visit high school classrooms every semester, and they're testing out new experiments and demonstrations at the Hands-on-STEM-athon. Free pizza is included (while supplies last)! All are welcome, no registration required. 


    STEM Career Panel

    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM; Joyce Cummings Center, Room 180 (177 College Ave, Medford, MA 02155)

    Do not miss this opportunity to meet with a panel of engineers who are underrepresented in STEM. Learn about the different engineering pathways and careers that panelists have chosen from master’s programs (BS/MS) and PhD programs, to industry careers. We will also talk about what it is like to be underrepresented in STEM and the challenges that come with it. Attendees will hear advice from panelists about how to overcome these challenges. No registration required, all are invited. 
     

    Undergraduate STEM Projects and Posters Fair

    1:00 PM - 2:00 PM; Joyce Cummings Center, Atrium and Bridge (177 College Ave, Medford, MA 02155)

    Fill out form to participate

    Preceded by the STEM Career Panel, the Center for STEM Diversity invites you to participate in its first oral Undergraduate STEM Projects and Posters Fair! This event hopes to bring together undergraduate students who are completing outstanding work in research and innovation by inviting students to practice sharing their work via posters or physical projects in a classic science fair. This fair will also bring in outside professionals to serve as judges in two categories: poster presentations and physical models/projects. Judges will award 1st and 2nd place to students in either category, based on who presents their work thoroughly and demonstrates commitment to research and innovation! Any class or side project is welcome to be presented. 1st and 2nd place winners in each category will win a $50 Charlie Card. Fill out form to participate.

    Don’t have a project? No worries! Students are also encouraged to check out other students’ work and learn more about their process. Come support your peers and you, too, may win a Charlie Card! Students attending and showing support for their peers will be entered into a raffle to win a $25 Charlie Card. 


    Tufts CEEO Design Challenge

    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM; online via Zoom

    Register to attend

    The Tufts Center for Engineering Education and Outreach invites K-12 students and their families to a live Engineers Week event. Children will be presented with an engineering design challenge to do at home as a virtual panel of Tufts undergraduate students talk about engineering while they build. Parents will be provided with a list of materials to gather ahead of time. Not all materials are necessary. Please feel free to include other materials you have around the house. Registration required; attendees will participate with cameras off and chat access restricted. A zoom link will be provided after registration. 

    Materials: cardboard, string/yarn, tape, paperclips, pipe cleaners, popsicle sticks, paper cups, scissors, recycled plastic containers, paper towel rolls, felt/material scraps, egg cartons, various LEGO bricks 

     

    Pastries and Painting Pots for Plants

    6:00 PM - 7:00 PM; Science and Engineering Complex, Room 309 (200 College Ave, Medford, MA 02155)

    Join the Mechanical Engineering/Human Factors Engineering DEIJ Board for some succulent pottery painting. Decompress and enjoy Brazilian pastries and bond with other engineers while painting, and get a free succulent! No registration required; all are welcome. 

  • Indigenous Data Sovereignty 

    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM; Tufts Indigenous Center (112 Packard Ave, Medford, MA 02155)

    Join Rae Nez (Diné) for a lunch and learn: a moderated discussion about the power of data among Indigenous communities and its connection to cultural preservation and revitalization.

     

    3D Printing for Beginners - Part 2

    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM; Joyce Cummings Center, Suite 390 (177 College Ave, Medford, MA 02155)

    Registration

    This is the second part of 3D Printing for Beginners, following Tuesday's design event. Attend today's event to pick up your 3D-printed items and do show and tell! Register to attend.
     

    Tufts Engineers Week Interview Day

    1:00 PM - 5:00 PM; invitation only; either online or in person

    Student registration

    Join Tufts Career Center for an interview day! Students must have applied by Friday, February 16 at 5:00 PM. Companies will review applications and select interviewees, and students will be notified through Handshake and will be sent either a Zoom link or a location in Dowling Hall for a 20-minute interview. View participating companies and make sure to apply by February 16 in order to participate on February 22!


    Engi-Queers

    4:00 PM - 6:00 PM; LGBT Center (226 College Ave, Medford, MA 02155)

    RSVP

    An EWeek LEGO social to celebrate queer engineering students. Undergraduate and graduate students are all welcome! Food will be provided; RSVP.

     

    NSBE Arduino Circuit Workshop

    7:30 PM - 9:30 PM; Joyce Cummings Center, Room 180 (177 College Ave, Medford, MA 02155)

    Registration

    A workshop for the Adafruit Circuit Playground Express that will teach students how to work with the board’s sensors and components! Hosted by the Tufts student chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers. Register to attend.

  • DIY Plant Watering System

    11:00 AM - 12:30 PM; Science and Engineering Complex, Atrium (200 College Ave, Medford, MA 02155)

    Want to learn about the sustainability of drip irrigation, make your own system, and possibly take home your own plant? Join the Tufts chapter of Engineers Without Borders for a DIY irrigation systems workshop! No registration required.

     

    Creating Leaders with Heart: Why the Humanities Matter

    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM; Joyce Cummings Center, Room 301 (177 College Ave, Medford, MA 02155)

    Registration

    Join Tufts Gordon Institute instructors Jane Seminara and Kevin Oye for a fireside-style chat during which they will explore the critical role the humanities play in the education of engineers, and how they use the works of philosophers, poets, novelists, and artists to help create leaders with heart. Additionally, students representing the Master of Science in Innovation & Management program will share their stories about the impact the humanities have had on their personal and professional values. Pizza will be available! Register now.

     

    Paper Tower Competition and Sundae Bar

    1:30 PM - 3:30 PM; Science and Engineering Complex, Atrium (200 College Ave, Medford, MA 02155)

    Join the Tufts student chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers to celebrate Engineers Week in the best way: fun challenges and ice cream! Come and test your creativity and sign up to build the tallest - and strongest- possible paper tower. Then build a delicious sundae to celebrate engineers! All are welcome, no registration required and no experience or affiliation with the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering is required to participate.

     

    Ultimate EWeek Dance Party - CANCELED

    This event has been canceled.