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The Thomas J. Watson School of Engineering and Applied Science

National Engineers Week

Thanks to the alumni, community members, students and sponsors who made E-Week 2018 a wonderful and inspiring time.

Check out our Facebook page for photos of Community Day.

We will have more information on E-Week 2019 in January 2019. 

In celebration of engineers "Inspiring Wonder," the Watson School will host a variety of events February 18-24!


Community Day
"Inspiring Wonder"
Saturday, Feb. 24
10 a.m. - 3 p.m.*

*See full schedule below

Sponsored by the Watson Dean's Office

Location: Engineering & Science Building (ES) at the Binghamton University Innovative Technologies Complex (ITC) - 85 Murray Hill Road, Vestal, NY.
Campus Map - Search for ES building

Alumni, Students and Friends: Celebrate Engineers Week 2018
Thursday, Feb. 22
5:00-7:30 p.m.

Register for this free event by February 15.

Register for the Alumni, Students and Friends E-week Celebration

Celebrate National Engineers Week with us!

All current Watson School students, alumni and community partners are invited to this special celebration of the significance and impact of engineers in the rotunda of the Engineering and Science Building.

It's free to attend and hors d'oeuvres and beverages will be provided.

Tours of the recently opened Smart Energy Building in the Innovative Technologies Complex will be conducted throughout the evening.

Be sure to bring some business cards to be entered for a raffle prize.

Sponsored by Watson Career and Alumni Connections

Location: Engineering and Science Building (ES) at the Binghamton University Innovative Technologies Complex (ITC) - 85 Murray Hill Road, Vestal, NY

E-Week 2018 Dinner
Tuesday, Feb. 20
5:30-8:30 p.m.

Spend the evening celebrating engineers and all the hard work they do. Posters and presentations of research will be on display from participating organizations and attendees. SUNY Broome, Tompkins Cortland Community College, and Binghamton University NYSSPE Scholarship Recipients will also be recognized!

Location: Holiday Inn

Cakes and Careers
Tuesday, Feb. 20
11:00-1:00 p.m.

Come celebrate your hard work as an engineering student with cakes and casual conversation! Bring a copy of anything you'd like us to review and check out some of your fellow classmates' work!

Location: Engineering Building - C Pod Conference Room

Team Trivia Night
Monday, Feb. 19
7:00-8:30 p.m.

Team Trivia hosted by IEEE and the Thomas J. Watson School of Engineering and Applied Science. Come for free pizza and compete against your fellow Harpur and Watson students for prizes. Did we mention, there will be free pizza!

Location: UU 108


Thank you to all those that support The Watson School's EWeek!

IBM Lockheed Martin BAE Systems Raymond Rockwell Collins
Sodexo Shumaker Consulting Mirabito Energy McFarland Johnson  

*Community Day Events

The events are free and open to students of all ages in the Engineering and Science Building (ES) at the Innovative Technologies Complex (ITC) at 85 Murray Hill Road.

Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Complimentary refreshments will be available.

Schedule of Events

Arduino Projects Exhibit 10:00-12:00 pm

Investigate interactive projects built by our student teams using Arduino, an open-source prototyping platform. Projects include Reaction Time Tester, Fortune Teller, Simple Simon Says, Tetris, Rock Paper Scissors and Pong.

Egg Drop 10:00-11:00 am, 11:00-12:00 pm, 1:00-2:00 pm & 2:00-3:00 pm

Will the eggs survive or will they smash? Watson School students and local youth are invited to test their ability to design a container that will protect an egg during a 15-foot drop. Due to the popularity of this activity, two sessions will be held – please only attend one session. The testing and judging will be during the final 15 minutes of each hour.

SAE Vehicles & Mars Rover 10:00-3:00 pm

Come down and view the Mini-Baja, Super Mileage, Mars Rover and Formula vehicles built by Binghamton University students. All will be participating in competitions in the spring from New Hampshire to Utah. These are impressive engineering projects which involve mechanical, electrical and computer engineering students from the Watson School.

Slingshot rocket 10:30-12:30 pm

Straws and erasers may sound like boring everyday items but come learn the "magic" behind turning them into your very own slingshot!

3-D printing pens/Legos 10:30-12:30 pm

Pick out a design and see it created with 3D printing pens. 
Show off your skills with LEGOs! Come to play a game of Pictionary® using LEGOs.

Gumdrop tower 10:30-12:30 pm

Build a structure using toothpicks and [sweet] gumdrops to hold that [sour] textbook.

Ready, Set, Fly! 10:30-12:30 pm

You and your team will have 5 minutes to manufacture as many paper airplanes as possible, then run quality checks before the big race!

Energy harvesting 10:30-12:30 pm

Turn on the lights! Convert your own energy into electrical energy that can turn on lights. 

Hearts beat on 10:30-12:30 pm

Build your own heart rate monitor and test it out in action. 

Maze solver 10:30-12:30 pm

Put your decision-making skills to the test while attempting to navigate a challenging toy car maze!

DIY Lava Lamp 10:30-12:30 pm

If you're looking for a way to make your bedroom wayyy cool, look no further!! We are making DIY Lava Lamps that can be customized to your liking. There will be a variety of colors for you to choose from. Just bring you and your friends and get ready to be the awesome scientists you were meant to be!

Zipline 10:30-12:30 pm

Create a carrier that can get a ping pong ball to the bottom of the zip line the fastest by using weights and other creative ideas.

Amateur Radio 11:00-2:00 pm

In times of disaster, when regular communications channels fail, ham radio operators can swing into action assisting emergency efforts and working with public service agencies. Amateur radio operators make friends around the world and can even communicate to astronauts on the Space Station. Explore the fun of radio technology and operating frequencies used by ham radio operators.

Water bottle rockets 1:00-3:00 pm

Ever wondered how to turn an old soda bottle into a rocket?! Well look no further-Come join in on the fun but make sure you're dressed for the cold- these rockets will be launched outdoors!

Engineering a mountain rescue litter 1:00-3:00 pm

A rescue litter is a basket used to carry injured people safely when an ambulance or helicopter cannot get to them. Using foil, Popsicle® sticks, sponges and more, you can build your own mini rescue litter to snuggly carry a potato! You'll have to make sure it's safe, lightweight and not too expensive.

Static-powered dancing ghost 1:00-3:00 pm

Create static electricity with a balloon and use it to make a paper ghost dance!

Prosthetic hands 1:00-3:00 pm

Come build a cardboard mockup of your own prosthetic hand!

Cryptography: Hidden In Plain Sight 1:00-3:00 pm

Do you want to send messages that only you and your friend can read? Come to this station to discover the field of cryptography and learn how to hide messages in plain sight with the help of your own decoder wheel.

Seismic Shake Up! 1:00-3:00 pm

Attempt to design and build a structure with everyday items that can withstand an earthquake...Do you have what it takes?! Come and find out!

Create your own balloon or rubber band car 1:00-3:00 pm

After checking out the real-life BAJA cars, create your own mini-version with balloons and rubber bands!

Ride like the wind! 1:00-3:00 pm

Build your own wind-powered car using everyday items. Students will help you apply the principles of engineering design to get you ready for the big race in no time!

Last Updated: 3/5/18