Clemson University’s students, faculty and staff will celebrate Engineers Week with a host of activities, including photo booth pictures, talks with accomplished professionals and a “zombie takeover” simulation.

The events run Feb. 18-21 and are part of a national celebration that goes by EWeek for short. EWeek was founded in 1951 by the National Society of Professional Engineers. 

The conference was held in the Watt Family Innovation Center.

Three of the events planned for EWeek will be held in the Watt Family Innovation Center Auditorium.
Image Credit: Edith M. Dunlap

Brad Putman, associate dean for undergraduate studies in Clemson’s College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences, said EWeek is dedicated to ensuring the creation of a diverse and well-educated engineering workforce by increasing understanding of and interest in engineering and technology careers. 

“We are committed to ensuring the pipeline from Clemson University to the workplace remains filled with diverse, well-educated engineers,” he said. “Our support of EWeek is part of a broader strategy to inspire the next generation of innovators here at Clemson and in the K-12 system throughout South Carolina. We have an exciting, fun-filled week planned, and we hope that you can join us.”

Hands-on activities and student interactions with role models are long-time staples of EWeek and are reflected in Clemson’s activities. All events are open to Clemson students.

Here is what is planned:

Tuesday, all day: Photo Booths, multiple locations

You will be invited to complete the phrase  “I’m an engineer because…” on whiteboards and have your photo taken. You will also be able to take photos with a #ClemsonEngineer photo frame as a fun way to show the many faces of Clemson engineering.

Tuesday, 5:30-7 p.m.: An Evening with Clemson Engineers, Watt Family Innovation Center Auditorium

Learn about different engineering fields and meet a panel of accomplished professionals who are leaving their mark as engineers.  Hear them talk about how they got interested in engineering and the steps they have taken to get to where they are. You can also ask them what advice they would give to those interested in a career in engineering and other questions.

Wednesday, 9:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.: Zombie Takeover! Student Continuity Challenge, Watt Family Innovation Center 

Calling all students in the College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences! Zombies have infiltrated Clemson and left a catastrophe in their wake.  The University has consulted you to determine how it should continue to operate during recovery. This event will allow you to spend part of eLearning Day tackling this fun challenge with friends and compete against other teams while learning the importance of an Academic Continuity Plan.

Thursday, 5:30-7 p.m.: Clemson Women in Engineering, Watt Family Innovation Center Auditorium

Celebrate “Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day” with us and meet five powerful women who have made an impact during their careers as engineers.  Learn about their fields of engineering and the paths that led them to where they are today. There will also be time for audience members to ask questions.  This panel discussion will be of interest to women and men alike. Read more about this event here: https://blogs.clemson.edu/studentopportunities/clemson-women-in-engineering-speaker-panel-february-20-2020/

Friday: E-Week Wrap-up, (time and place to be determined)

 A wrap-up of the week with prizes for students and organizations is tentatively planned.