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Engineers Week 2019

February 8, 2019

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Engineers Week is YOUR time.

It’s a call to recognize the people who create today’s awe-inspiring wonders like cloud-busting skyscrapers and human travel to Mars. Our lives would be very different without daily marvels like clean drinking water, computers, and cars.

Engineers Week is a time for everyone to celebrate and wonder what the next significant innovation will be. It’s also an excellent opportunity for DiscoverE volunteers and educators to inspire students by engaging them in hands-on engineering outreach. Show them that their school subjects can help solve real problems. And, of course, encourage them to wonder ‘Is engineering my future?’

It all adds up to this year’s theme: ‘Invent Amazing.’

Engineers Week kicks off on Monday, February 18 at noon with a welcome from the dean and pizza for all.

Schedule of Events

Monday, February 18th

Civil Engineering

  • 1 - 3 pm, ENGR Atrium, Jenga Tower Game
  • 1 - 4 pm, ENGR Atrium, “Mobile App Development” (Don Almeida and Prassana)
  • 2 - 4 pm, ENGR Atrium, ASCE student team Steel Bridge Design Process
  • 3 - 5 pm, ENGR Atrium, Movie display “Dream Big”

Information Sciences and Technology

  • 1 - 3 pm, ENGR Atrium
    • Smart Watch and Wearables (Vivian Motti)
    • Security of Smart Home (Vivian Motti)
    • Routing and Switching Demo with Packet Tracer Network Simulator (K. Islam)
    • Challenges and Fingerprinting Recognition (Ema Marasco)
    • Societal Event Forecasting based on Deep Learning (Liang Zhao)

Tuesday, February 19th

  • 12 - 1:30 pm, Center for the Arts, Grand Tier III, Student Leaders Luncheon
    Hosted by the Volgenau School of Engineering Alumni Development Board
    (By invitation only)

Electrical and Computer Engineering

  • 12 - 1:30 pm, ENGR Atrium
    • Forensic analysis of UAV/drone attacks (Dr. Jim Jones)
    • Robotic Fish and Artificial Muscles (Dr Feitian Zhang and his PhD students)
  • 1:30 - 3 pm, ENGR Atrium, VSE Students: Solar Race Vehicle Technology

Mechanical Engineering

  • 1 - 3 pm, ENGR Atrium, Commercial Fishing Safety: There’s an App for That!
  • 3 - 4 pm, Research Hall 163, Guest Speaker: Thomas Gardner

Wednesday, February 20th

Computer Science

  • 1 - 2 pm, ENGR Atrium, Swarm Robots Demo (Sean Luke)
  • 2 - 3 pm, ENGR Atrium, Graphics Demo (Craig Yu)
  • 3 - 4 pm, ENGR Atrium, Computational Origami Demo (Jyh-Ming Lien)
  • 3 - 5 pm, ENGR Atrium, ACM programming team
  • 4 - 5 pm, ENGR Atrium, NSF REU video presentation


  • 12 - 5 pm, ENGR Atrium
    • Capture-Recapture game
    • Poster Presentation (David Holmes)
    • Statistical visualizations (Dan Carr)
    • ASA students: Pokemon graphics and card games

Thursday, February 21st


  • 1 - 1:30 pm, ENGR Atrium, Cartilage repair technology
  • 1:30 - 2 pm, ENGR Atrium, Image-based modeling of cerebral blood vessels (Dr. Juan Cebral)
  • 2 - 2:30 pm, ENGR Atrium, Bionic hands: sensors and controls for prosthetic arms
  • 2:30 - 3 pm, ENGR Atrium, DNA Origami (Dr. Veneziano)

Cyber Security Engineering

  • 12 - 5 pm, ENGR Atrium
    • Cybersecurity Exploration (Professor Kai Zheng)
    • Cyber Security Demo (Andy Powell)

Friday, February 22nd

  • 12 - 2 pm, ENGR Atrium, Student Organizations: Activities and Presentations
  • 1 - 1:30 pm, ENGR Atrium, VSE Faculty Music Ensemble
  • 2 - 3 pm, Jajodia Auditorium, Award Ceremony