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College plans National Engineers Week events

Credit: Kate Myers / Penn StateCreative Commons

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – The College of Engineering will celebrate National Engineers Week Feb. 22-28 with activities scheduled through the week.  

Organized at the national level by DiscoverE, National Engineers Week aims to recognize how engineers make a difference in our world, increase public dialogue about the need for engineers and bring engineering to life for kids, educators and parents.

Members of the Penn State Engineering Alumni Society and students from the Society of Women Engineers, Engineers Without Borders, the Engineering Undergraduate Student Council and the Engineering Graduate Student Council coordinated the events, which include presentations and tours of labs, a wing eating contest, trivia night, a Pokey Stix tower building competition and a women’s engineering leadership panel discussion and reception.

The week will culminate with the annual Rube Goldberg Machine Contest on Feb. 28.  

Most events are open to the public. Registration is required and space is limited at some events.

Participants are asked to tag social media posts from the events with #PSUEWeek.

To view the complete schedule, visit

Formerly the National Engineers Week Foundation, DiscoverE helps unite, mobilize and support the engineering and technology volunteer communities.

For more about the national program, visit

The 2014 Penn State Rube Goldberg Machine Contest challenged student teams to design and build a machine that could zip a zipper. The Engineering Leadership Society team ultimately won first place and the People's Choice Award. Credit: Curtis Chan / Penn StateCreative Commons

Last Updated February 10, 2015