Lego robot building, wood glider competitions to highlight 2023 E-Week activities

Vanderbilt engineering students will showcase their ingenuity through some challenging–but fun–competitions and events during National Engineers Week February 20-24. All events will take place in Featheringill Hall’s Adams Atrium.

The Engineering Council pulls the week together each year with help from student organizations. This year, sponsoring organizations include Engineers Without Borders, VandyHacks, VUSat, National Society of Black Engineers, Society of Women Engineers, Out in Engineering, as well as student chapters of ASME, AIChE, SHPE and ASCE.

In addition to spotlighting engineering professions, the competitions and activities are designed to interest students in engineering fields and call attention to the contributions to society that engineers make. E-Week is observed by more than 70 engineering, education, and cultural societies, and more than 50 corporations and government agencies.

Founded by the National Society of Professional Engineers in 1951, National Engineers Week is celebrated in the week of February 22, George Washington’s birthday. Washington is considered the nation’s first engineer, notably for his survey work.

Vanderbilt E-Week Schedule