National Engineers Week - 2018 Activities


2018 Theme: Engineers: Inspiring Wonder

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 big innovation will be. It’s also a great 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: ‘Engineers: Inspiring Wonder.’

The 2018 DiscoverE Co-Chairs leading the National Engineers Week 2018 include the DiscoverE Leadership Council* and the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying® (NCEES). To learn more more about other national DiscoverE programs click here.

*Bechtel, Bentley Systems, The Boeing Company, ExxonMobil Corporation, Lockheed Martin Corporation, NCEES (National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying), Northrup Grumman Foundation, S.D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation/Stephen Bechtel Fund, Shell Oil Company.

Celebration at UD

We are pleased to offer many entertaining and enjoyable events in 2018. Contributors to the local celebration of National Engineers Week include the UD College of Engineering, the COE Student Organizations, UD Engineering K-12, the Delaware Association of Professional Engineers (DAPE), the Delaware Council of Engineering Societies (DCES), DowDuPont™, and JPMorgan Chase Co.

We hope you will make time in your busy schedule to attend and participate in a few of the events as we celebrate the 67th anniversary of National Engineers Week! Many events are free and open to the UD community. Events with an asterisk require pre-registration. For further information and updates call (302) 831-2401 or email us at

Schedule of Events

Please select the EVENT title for more information about the event and for registration information.

  Date Start Time Event
National Engineers Week Feb 18, 2018 12:00PM

Dodgeball Tournament*

National Engineers Week Feb 18, 2018 4:00PM Speed Mentoring Event*
National Engineers Week Feb 19, 2018 11:00AM Opening Reception & Carnival
National Engineers Week Feb 19, 2018 7:00PM Texas Hold'em: A Mathematician's Game
National Engineers Week Feb 20, 2018 6:30PM Order of the Engineer Ring Ceremony*
National Engineers Week Feb 20, 2018 11:00PM Engineering Broomball Event
National Engineers Week Feb 21, 2018 10:00AM Inspiring the Engineers of Tomorrow
National Engineers Week Feb 21, 2018 7:00PM Build-A-Thon Challenge
National Engineers Week Feb 22, 2018 5:00PM Delaware Engineering Society 2018 EWeek Banquet*
National Engineers Week Feb 24, 2018 6:00PM

EWeek Student Banquet & Silent Auction*

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