2014 Engineers Week

Founded in 1951 by the National Society of Professional Engineers, National Engineers Week highlights the positive contributions engineers make to society. It is celebrated annually by thousands of engineers, engineering students, teachers and leaders in government and business.  


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2014 Engineers Week at WPI

Learn what National Engineers Week means to WPI, how the national campaign theme “Let’s Make a Difference” resonates with WPI’s educational philosophy and why students and faculty feel WPI’s engineering program is distinctive.

Let’s Make a Difference

WPI invites students, parents, and educators to join WPI in celebrating and promoting how engineers make a difference in our world and will bring engineering to life through a week-long event of hands-on activities and special programming. WPI’s Engineering Week activities include:

Engineering Demonstrations:

Hands-on engineering demonstrations and displays will be part of the daily schedule. Click here to view a detailed schedule.

Information Sessions and Campus Tours:

Information sessions—conducted by an Admissions staff member and Admissions student intern—and campus tours led by WPI students will be offered daily. Register in advance to attend one of these daily sessions.

Student Honor Society Information Booths:

Student honor society organizations will be showcased daily to talk to and ask questions of member students.

Engineering Ambassadors Sessions:

Hear from WPI’s engineering ambassadors, a select group of students that work to engage younger generations in the excitement of STEM fields, in these informative sessions scheduled on select days throughout the week, including an exclusive engineering ambassador middle school tour with Girls Incorporated.

Special Programming:

A number of specialty programming will be held throughout the week including Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day, Engineering Professional Development for Educators, and Engineering Laboratory Tours. Separate registration is required for some events.

Bring Engineering to Life

Explore– Discover – Celebrate. Let’s Make a Difference. Visit WPI February 17-21, 9am-4pm daily and learn how WPI engineers make a difference