FEBRUARY 13-24 | UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA
UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA
Engineers’ Week at the University of Florida is a two-week celebration,
hosted by the Benton Engineering Council through UF’s College of
Engineering, that aims to recognize engineers’ contribution to modern
social development through a series of fun, interactive, and informative
events. While Engineers’ Week aims to celebrate engineers, the events
also underscore the relationship between engineering and all other
fields of study, from fine arts and journalism to liberal arts and
Engineers’ Week at the University of Florida began in 1945 with the Engineering and Science Fair (E-Fair). E-Fair today is a two-day event that invites 1,500 elementary, middle, and high school students from all parts of Florida to participate in Engineers’ Week through campus tours and interactive activity booths showcasing students’ success and achievements as Gator Engineers. The Engineering and Science Fair yielded UF’s first Engineers’ Week in 1951, which has grown tremendously in the past decades through the development of various exciting events that celebrate modern engineering.
The events are highly anticipated and heavily attended by students at the university as well as those at elementary, middle, high schools throughout the state. While Engineers’ Week at the University of Florida aims to celebrate innovation, it highlights Gator Engineering through the collaborative, communicative, and interdisciplinary nature that serves as the driving force for social progress through modern engineering.
Finance: Lucas James Marketing: Mackenzie Fehl, Gianne Flores, Kara Gregoire, Paige Heinold, Rahul Joshi, Nicole Narvaez Technology: Delano Igbinoba, Paula Rose, Sabrina Vega E-Talk: Sana Chaudhry, Joshua Geller, Anthony Rodriguez E-Fest Performances: Gabriella Donofrio, Hrishi Kalyanam, Caroline Kernicky, Kassandra Philogene E-Fest Activities: Victor Espidol, Bennie Hill, John Houlian E-Fest Built to Battle: Tanya Martin, Dilan Loyola, Sarah Parker E-Fair: Chloe Cegelski, Cody Lapierre, Derek Moss, Cooper Rickerson, Katie Thorp ELF: Kayla Horvath, Marielle Magnin, Brandon Phan Closing Ceremonies: Kataryzna Lewandowska, Juan S. Perez, Muhammad Saeed
Engineers’ Talk is an event which seeks to answer one question: “What does engineering look like in the modern world?” We invite engineers from both industry and academia to discuss their experiences, their ideas, and their stories from working in the field of engineering. With a focus on innovation, collaboration, and global impact, the presentations of this year’s E-Talk will help us all Explore New Horizons.
Bowling with Faculty provides a unique opportunity for all students, professors, and advisors at the University of Florida. Students get the chance to know some of the most influential people in the field of engineering and broaden their networks in a night of free fun and games, while faculty members can get to know their students and share their experiences in a more casual setting than a classroom or office. Take this opportunity to expand your network and explore new horizons all while enjoying free bowling!
Tech Tune-Up is a volunteering event. Retirees are coming to
the University of Florida to touch-up and expand their skills on
current technology! It will be a laid back, personal atmosphere consisting
of retirees’ questions and volunteers’ suggestions on applications
Come join us in giving back to those who once taught us! If you’re interested, sign up now at this link: http://tinyurl.com/techtuneup2017
Relax and let loose in a nonwork setting! A welcoming atmosphere for event attendees of all majors, E-Fest will be set by live local musicians and acts, carnival games/activities, and FREE food. Some activities include tie dying FREE E-Fest T-shirts, an inflatable jousting arena, a dunk tank, bubble soccer, All-Star basketball, and life size jenga.
Project Pawsitivity is a volunteering event. Come out and show
some love for the animals at Gainesville Pet Rescue! We will be making
toys, working with the animals, and having a mini-idea contest. The
winner of our contest will receive an Engineers' Week 2017 T-shirt!
If you’re interested, sign up now at this link: http://tinyurl.com/projectpawsitivity2017
The Engineering and Science Fair has been a part of the University of Florida's Engineers' Week for 72 years now. This fair serves as an enormous celebration of STEM fields, a tool to bring our engineering community closer, and a platform to inform people about the opportunities of a career in STEM fields. The event is focused towards the youngest generation of students, those in grades K-12, with the goals of exciting and inspiring the newest generation of students to explore the opportunities of engineering and science, showcasing the opportunities and accomplishments of our STEM fields, and breaking through the stereotype of engineering of three components: a society fair, tours, and speakers. The Engineering and Science fair will take place on the 21st and the 22nd of February 2017 in the Reitz Grand Ballroom. The first day will be catered to High School students and the second day will be catered to Elementary and Middle School students. You will not want to miss this chance to explore the new horizons of engineering and science at the biggest engineering celebration of the year.
Engineering Leadership Forum (ELF) promotes professional development and exposes attendees to a wide variety of opportunities within engineering and related fields. A diverse group of speakers from industry, the UF faculty, and student organizations will share their experiences and talk to attendees about the role engineering has played in their lives. Attendees will be exposed to research, academia, study abroad, and internship opporunities. Throughout the event, attendees will be able to network with attending VIPs inbetween sessions and ask questions.
Companies: PepsiCo, P&G, Lockheed Martin
UF Faculty : Anne Donnelly, Director for Undergraduate Research and David Whitney of the Innovation Institute
Come join ACE for an immersive virtual reality experience with our Oculus Rift. While you wait, you can take a peek at the custom built PC and chat with ACE about upcoming projects.
Come join Sigma Phi Delta at SwampWorks, an engineering showcase.
All of the University of Florida’s design teams, engineering professional
organizations and students are invited to demonstrate a project they
are working on and show the UF community in a casual setting.
Every group that will be attending will enter a friendly competition against each other and compete for “Most Innovative Design”, “Most Hardworking Group”, and “Most Diverse Group”.
The awards will be determined by the students, faculty, and people attending the event. Food and refreshments will be given out as the UF community is provided with a sense of innovation and inspiration!
The ECE Expo will feature student organizations and research labs that are breaking new ground in the field of electrical and computer engineering. As part of Engineers' Week, this tabling event will showcase the many opportunities in our field for a new generation of engineers.
Join IISE and Industry for a soft skills communication workshop!
How does one become an effective leader? The American Society of Mechanical Engineers will be hosting guest speaker Professor McElroy, the Assistant Director of the Engineering Institute of Leadership. Professor McElroy will share some tips to build a cohesive team dynamic, develop emotional intelligence, and manage change and crises. This presentation will introduce Gator engineering students' to strategies on how to become effective leaders when they enter their professional careers.
This year AeroGators are bringing our recently completed project The Excalibur to the Reitz Union North Lawn. The Excalibur is a full sized two passenger sport aircraft with a wingspan of 32 feet and length of 20 feet. Aside from just looking at the plane, students will be able to interact with AeroGators members and ask any questions they might have about the plane or about the club in general.
Come solve puzzles in the different fields of engineering and see if you have what it takes to escape the room. There will be challenges representing the different fields of engineering. For each challenge you solve, you will be one step closer to making a great escape.
This year the Freshman Leadership Engineering Group is working again
with the Association of Computer Engineers to put on their annual
E-Wiik gaming social! Engineers work with their hands all
day long, so why not put those skills to the test!
Everyone is welcome to come and enjoy your favorite video games for a night filled with competition, free food and prizes!
Did you know that every UF student can make their own website through
Come out to Hour of Code: Build your own personal website, sponsored by the Association for Computing Machinery.
Bring your laptops and learn how to set up your own website in HTML and CSS for your portfolio, resume, or blog. Any UF student is encouraged to come and there will be free pizza!
Please install FileZilla before the event!
Play a crucial role in the future of the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering by participating in the annual Town Hall SWOT Analysis! The Engineering Student Advisory Council will bring together students, faculty, and staff to dissect the program's strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats. Bring innovative ideas to take the Gator Engineering experience to the next level, along with feedback for corrective action.
Join the brothers of Theta Tau for a night of stimulating trivia and drink specials at Brass Tap on Archer Rd.
Come show off your math and science skills! Sign up for SHPE's STEM Olympiad where teams will sign up to face off against each other and answer
science and math questions. Each member of the top team will receive
a $15 gift card to Chipotle!
Grab two of your friends and sign up here.