Engineers Week is a national, annual celebration of the vital contributions that engineers make to our world.


Scheduled events are subject to change. All Engineers Week 2021 events are being held virtually.

February 22

Aerospace Exploration

6 p.m. ET

Join the JHU Aerospace & Aviation Affinity for an interactive moderated discussion with alumni Jonathan Hofeller Eng ’02, Vice President of Starlink and Commercial Sales, SpaceX and Sita Sonty SAIS ’02, Executive, Human Space Flight, SpaceX and Alumni Council Member, as they discuss their personal journeys, their start, and their current roles in the industry, as well as industry trends.

February 23

SWE’s Tower of Power

6 to 7:30 p.m. ET

Teams compete to build the tallest towers out of dry pasta and marshmallows. Teams must register in advance. This event is hosted by the Society of Women Engineers at Johns Hopkins University.

February 24

bioastronautics@hopkins: Virtual Symposium on Human Spaceflight

12 p.m. to 5 p.m. ET

The symposium will be the inaugural event for bioastronautics@hopkins. Serena Auñón-Chancellor, physician and NASA astronaut, and N. Wayne Hale, Jr., director of human spaceflight at Special Aerospace Services and former space shuttle program manager at NASA, will speak. Faculty from Johns Hopkins and representatives from other institutions doing work in the field of human spaceflight will also present.

Oil & Energy Panel

6 to 7 p.m. ET

This session will be part of the annual E-week at JHU where students can explore engineering careers and industry via networking sessions, panels and workshops. On Zoom, students will hear from a panel of alumni in the oil & energy field followed by an opportunity to network with the panelists in a small group setting.

EWB Presents: Virtual Cooking Class

7 to 8 p.m. ET

Join the Johns Hopkins chapter of Engineers Without Borders for a virtual cooking class! Come learn how to make a Guatemalan-style guacamole from EWB’s Guatemala team. If you want to follow along, please bring three avocados, one white onion, one fresh lime, sea salt, and oregano.

February 25

Speed Networking Night

6 to 7:15 p.m. ET

The Whiting School of Engineering invites you to attend a virtual version of the 11th annual Speed Networking Night event. During this event you will meet with different alumni as you rotate through a series of 7-minute virtual one-on-one speed networking sessions. These sessions offer students the opportunity to practice their “elevator pitch” and receive feedback on how to improve and make the best possible first impression.


Please contact us if you have any questions about Engineers Week at Johns Hopkins.