Skip to main content

‘E-Week’

GPS co-creator is E-Week speaker at engineering school

Jan. 28, 2020—The chief engineer for design and development of the Global Positioning System and its atomic clocks will visit the School of Engineering as part of 2020 National Engineers Week events, Feb. 17-21, at Vanderbilt University. Hugo Fruehauf, one of four engineers who created the Global Positioning System, will speak on Tuesday, Feb. 18, at 4...

Read more


Disney-themed Engineers Week promotes the importance of imagination

Feb. 15, 2019—Vanderbilt Engineers Week 2019 – February 18-22 – is spreading a little magic through more than a dozen activities during the annual five-day celebration of engineering education. “We decided to go with a Disney theme because we think Disney really brings out our inner child and stresses the importance of imagination,” said Stephanie Wang, Engineering...

Read more


Creativity, curiosity, community on display during E-Week 2018

Feb. 25, 2018—New events, student organizations, and challenges highlighted E-Week 2018, a lineup designed to spark interest in engineering and remind students what got them excited about studying engineering in the first place. The Engineering Council, which pulls the week together each year, added daily scavenger hunts with prizes on Snapchat. Themed Entertainment Association at Vanderbilt, a new...

Read more


Council introduces the Engineering Cup for more E-Week participation, competition

Feb. 17, 2017—Expect to see more students playing harder at this year’s E-Week festivities as the event takes on a new dimension: a race to the Engineering Cup. Engineering Council organizers said the idea came from the Hogwarts house cup in the Harry Potter series of books. Instead of jewels in an hourglass keeping track of each...

Read more


Recent grad at VW is top young engineer in Chattanooga

Mar. 7, 2016—Less than a year after graduation, a Vanderbilt mechanical engineering alumnus and Volkswagen employee was named 2016 Gen. Robert Neyland Young Engineer of the Year on Feb. 25 by the Chattanooga Engineers Society during its national E-Week activities. Alexander Faupel (BE’15) started his VW career in Chattanooga as an engineering associate at the automaker’s new...

Read more


Vanderbilt E-Week promotes engineering for the fun of it

Mar. 2, 2015—No, the Nanoblimp aerial dogfights didn’t impress at Vanderbilt Engineering Week, but they did lead to an important discovery when a blimp disappeared into the HVAC system. Put too much weight on a Nanoblimp, and it falls to the floor. Too little, and $60 flies into a vent in Featheringill Atrium’s third-floor ceiling. But that’s...

Read more


Black Girls Code founder’s keynote address is highlight of 2014 E-Week activities

Feb. 5, 2014—Vanderbilt engineering students will showcase their ingenuity through a series of challenging – but fun – competitions and events celebrating National Engineers Week Feb. 16-22. In addition to spotlighting the engineering profession, competitions and activities are designed to reach out to current and future generations of engineering talent. See the School of Engineering’s E-Week schedule...

Read more