Engineers Week 2023: Two Days Left!

The campus community is invited to Engineers Week (E-Week), a national celebration that shines a spotlight on engineering. It is a time to celebrate how engineers make a difference in the world, increase public dialogue about the need for engineers and bring engineering to life for students, educators and parents. Cal Poly’s Engineering Student Council has organized a week of engineering socials, speakers and hands-on activities from Tuesday, Feb. 2 through Saturday, Feb. 25.


Coffee and Donuts and CENG Club Fair with the Engineering Student Council

Location: Dexter Lawn at 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Come learn about many of the clubs affiliated with the College of Engineering while enjoying some coffee and donuts!


Learning from Failure: Essential for Engineering, Presented by Dr. Amanda Johnston

Location: ATL (Building 007) at 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

This presentation will facilitate discussion for students and instructors to use learning from failure in and out of the classroom.

Cars and Coffee with Cal Poly Racing

Location: Bonderson Plaza (outside 192) at 3:30 to 5 p.m.

Cal Poly Racing will have the Formula and Baja cars on display and will provide coffee to attendees.

Thumb Molding Workshop with EMPOWER

Location: Bonderson Plaza (outside 192) at 3:30 to 5 p.m.

Create a replica of your own thumb following a similar process used for amputees when they need to be fitted for a prosthetic limb.

Laser Cutter Workshop with Innovation Sandbox

Location: Building 192-330 at 3:30 to 5 p.m.

Create a custom coaster using the power of lasers! Students will learn how to laser engrave an image of their choosing onto a cork coaster. No experience or equipment required. A computer with Adobe Illustrator is optional for students who want to learn more.

Morro Bay Wind Farm and Trivia 

Location: Cal Poly 007 (ATL) at 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Join us for a brief presentation about the upcoming Morro Bay Wind Farm and the impact it will have on the SLO community, as well as what students and community members can do to get involved. Afterwards, there will be a Kahoot! trivia game about sustainability and renewable energy, complete with prizes for the winners! 

Women in Steam Celebration with Alpha Omega Epsilon

Location: ATL (Building 007) at 7 to 8 p.m.

Join Alpha Omega Epsilon for some fun games and treats to celebrate women in STEM!


Trivia Games with the Women Involved in Software and Hardware Club

Location: Building 14-246 at 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Join the WISH club for some trivia! Questions will be centered around STEM topics, women in STEM and more! Refreshments and snacks will be provided.

Movie and Pizza Night with the Engineering Student Council

Location: ATL (Building 007) at 6 to 8:30 p.m.

Join us to watch “Ready Player One” and enjoy some pizza!


CE/ENVE Bonfire with the Society of Environmental Engineers

Location: Grover Beach at 4:30 to 7 p.m.

Join the Society of Environmental Engineers for a joint club bonfire on the beach!


Spark Your Curiosity with the Power and Energy Society

Location: ATL (Building 007) at 10 to 11 a.m.

Join us for some hands-on electrical engineering fun, including turning a light bulb on using circuits, building with snap circuits and experimenting with renewable energy sources.

Paper Airplane Tournament with Design, Build, Fly and Aircraft Design and Construction Club

Location: ATL (Building 007) at 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

We will be giving a short presentation on Aerospace Engineering to help improve plane designs. Then, we will host a paper airplane competition. Come master your paper airplane skills!

James Webb Space Telescope

Location: ATL (Building 007) at 3 to 4 p.m.

Join us and Ingmar Boshuizen for a presentation about his contribution to space planetary exploration with the JWST. Light refreshments will be available.

Ingmar Boshuizen, Working on the James Webb Space Telescope with the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

Location: ATL (Building 007) at 3:10 to 4 p.m.

Ingmar Boshuizen is a graduate student at Delft University of Technology and is working on the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST). He will be giving a presentation about his academic career and his work on the JWST. All are welcome to join for this great talk!