Don't bug out. That's Gary, the robot cockroach.

Engineers Week – February 18 -24 – is a national week  with the mission of sustaining and growing a dynamic engineering profession through outreach, education, celebration and volunteerism.

Engineers Week —the only event of its kind— is a time to:

  • Celebrate how engineers make a difference in our world
  • Increase public dialogue about the need for engineers
  • Bring engineering to life for kids, educators, and parents

More than a week-long event, Engineers Week is a year-round commitment to making a difference.

All events in Fishbowl (Room 102 of Engineering Building at 12th and Norris Streets) unless otherwise noted.


Iron Designer
1:00 – 2:30 PM
Host: NSBE

Engineering design challenge to complete simple task using materials provided.

Film Screening: Water & Power – A California Heist
5:00 – 7:30 PM
Host: EWB

Screening of the 2017 Sundance Film along with food and discussion

Tuesday (Demo Day)

Get a first-hand look at engineering-in-action in the SERC Lobby from 11-3.

  • Interactive Rube Goldberg Machine built by SWE members that can be manipulated at different stages along the machine by any student that wants to exercise their engineering skills in a fun, outside-of-the-box kind of way.
  • BMES will showcase 3D printed biomedical devices and a human-human muscle interface.
  • Temple Robotics will show the CartBot, BoxBot and an improved version of their Nerf Gun.
  • SAE (Temple Formula Racing) will drive their latest car down 12th Street at 11:45, and display it in the SERC Lobby.
  • ASME will display their Pumpkin Chunkin’ launching and design, along with laser cut ornaments and more.
  • Electrical & Computer Engineering Senior Design team will present their boat and object detection by using deep learning framework.
  • Bioengineering Department faculty will share microgravity simulating bioreactors, and electrospinning robot and a successful senior design project (a humidity controlled environmental chamber for electrospinning).
  • Bioengineering will also share its legged robot obstacle course.
  • Civil & Environmental Engineering will have a spray coater for membranes and their filtration cells.
  • Graduate students from the Engineering Management program will be on-hand to showcase their capstone project.


Grad School: Get the Inside Scoop
12:00 - 1:00 PM

Panel Session with Dr. Erica McKenzie (Associate Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering), Tom Edwards (Director of Center for Engineering, Management & Technology) & current graduate students share the ins-and-outs of graduate school, and answer your questions. Bring your lunch and bring your classmates!

Alumni Career Roundtables
5:00 - 7:00 PM
With food. Be sure to RSVP here

Curious about life after graduation? What it’s really like to be a professional engineer? This is your chance to meet with Temple alumni and get answers. Topics include:

  • Learning from engineering mistakes & failures
    Mark Bruley, Biomedical Engineering Technology ‘75
    Vice President, Emeritus, ECRI Institute 
    Mark is an internationally renowned forensic medical technology accident investigator. For more than 40 years at ECRI Institute, he has worked with clinicians on the front lines of healthcare to curb the aftermath of serious medical device related accidents and help prevent future occurrences.
  • Skills you need to manage a multi-million dollar project
    John DeFazio, CE '81
    LF Driscoll, Vice President
    With more than 30 years of construction operations experience, John has mastered all aspects of construction management, from significant preconstruction endeavors to construction operations, and has directed extensive value engineering efforts on numerous premiere projects with principal responsibility for client and design team controls.
  • The power of networking
    Milton Gomez, CE '03
    AERIX INDUSTRIES, Vice President
    Milton is responsible for overseeing all operations including sales, engineering, and technical support for the entire organization, both nationally and internationally. 
  • Where is the Defense industry going?
    Kevin Horan, ME '89
    Lockheed Martin, Senior Project Engineer
    Kevin has more than 30 years experience on projects ranging from satellites to sophisticated IT systems for the Department of Defense, Federal government, and large commercial customers in both the domestic and international market space.
  • Internships & getting a job
    Bill Joyce, CE '91
    Tutor Perini, Project Manager
    Bill has more than 30 years of experience in the construction industry, including 26 years with a major national construction management and general contracting firm.
  • What I wish I had done in college now that I'm a recent grad.
    Mario Mata, BioE ‘16 
    DePuy Synthes, Associate Product Development Engineer
    Mario works in the Trauma R&D (New Technology/Front End Group). While at Temple, Mario Was the President of the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) local chapter. He also worked as an Undergraduate Researcher at the Temple Institute for Regenerative Medicine and Engineering (TIME).
  • You're an engineer now—what about tomorrow?
    Tim Reese, EE '90
    Managing Director (Investment Banking), Quoin Capital
    Mr. Reese served as the State Treasurer of Pennsylvania from 2015 to 2017. He also served as an Advisor the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (2014). He began his career at Honeywell, Inc in 1989 to 1993 working as a software, systems, and hardware engineer.
  • Changing jobs: when is it the right time?​
    Nailah Salaam, EE '95
    Senior Electrical Harness Design Engineer, Stinger Ghaffarian Technologies
    Naliah acts as a liaison between systems engineers and the manufacturing team.  She is responsible for designing, developing, and releasing cable drawings for all projects under the Satellite Servicing Division.
  • How can grad school help me advance my career?
    David Sawhill, ME '89
    CHL Systems, Engineer
    David is a professional engineer with extensive experience in project management, engineering analysis, and executing projects from conception through to completion.
  • Should I get my PE license?
    Paloma Vila, CE '11
    CDM Smith, Environmental Engineer
    Paloma is involved with the environmental investigation and remediation of federally owned sites, including EPA Superfund.


Bozutto Construction Co. Presentation
12:00 – 2:00 PM
Host: SHPE

Executives will do a presentation on the construction business and how they have impacted the community. 

Girls! Be That Engineer Annual Outreach Event
5:00 – 8:00 PM
Host: SWE

Local middle school and high school girls are introduced to engineering by participating in hands on activities that represent each major. 


Technical Talk: Geostructural Engineering
12:00 PM
Host: ASCE

Michael Senior, Schnabel Engineering, talking about geostructural engineering

Eric Mscisz, Mechanical Engineer, NSWCPD
2:00 – 3:00 PM
Host: ASNE

Working as a government civilian for the U.S. Navy. The benefits and opportunities involved and experiences while working at Naval Surface Warfare Center Philadelphia Division.