Engineers Week brings engineering at UB into the spotlight for a week in February with a series of student-run engineering and science-themed competitions.
Each February, UB's student engineering clubs organize a variety of programs during UB Engineers Week to promote interaction among participating clubs and the campus community.
Most clubs host at least one activity, with some hosting two. Clubs earn points by hosting competitions, taking part in other club’s events and for placing either first, second or third in contests. The three groups with the highest total of points at the end of the week are awarded funds for their club budgets.
On Monday, the Society of Women Engineers hosted the Tower Building competition. Photo: Douglas Levere
Participants constructed towers out of marshmallows and dried spaghetti under strict deadlines. Photo: Douglas Levere
On Tuesday, the Biomedical Engineering Society offered students the opportunity to try their hand at laparoscopic surgery. Photo: Douglas Levere
The computer displayed an overhead view of the "operation" to help guide the "surgeons." Photo: Douglas Levere
On Wednesday, participants had the chance to design a car for the 3D Printed Derby … Photo: Douglas Levere
Get set. Go! This event was hosted by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Photo: Douglas Levere
Also on Wednesday, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) hosted the Newspaper Bridges contest. Photo: Douglas Levere
Time to gown up! On Thursday, the Biomedical Engineering Society hosted "Life Size Operation." Photo: Meredith Forrest Kulwicki
Participants were given a total of three scenarios randomly, and had to save the patient as quickly as possible by selecting the correct device for the procedure and placing it in the correct position on the patient. Photo: Meredith Forrest Kulwicki
Win or lose, Bot Wars is always a brutally fun event to close out the week! Photo: Meredith Forrest Kulwicki
Registration required. Students who are eligible to participate in the SEAS Pledge to Professionalism Ceremony should have received an email with registration instructions.
The SEAS Pledge to Professionalism Ceremony includes the Order of the Engineer and the Pledge of the Computing Professional. The Order of the Engineer is a fellowship of engineers that emphasizes pride and responsibility in the engineering profession. Senior engineering students take an “Obligation of the Engineer” oath together, and receive a ceremonial ring. The Pledge of the Computing Professional is intended to promote and recognize the ethical and moral behavior of graduates of computing-related degree programs as they transition to careers of service to society.
As part of National Engineers Week, UB engineering clubs will be on site at the Buffalo Museum of Science to showcase what they've been working on. All ages event is free with admission.
DiscoverE’s 2022 Persist Series will kick off during 2022 Engineers Week and will feature Matilde Sánchez-Peña, assistant professor in the Department of Engineering Education, as a guest speaker. This installment of the worldwide conversation series will focus on reimagining the possible to help women reach their full potential – in engineering and tech careers and beyond.
Event Start Date: February 4, 2022