Welcome to the 2019 Engineers Week at Johns Hopkins University! Engineers Week is a national, annual celebration of the vital contributions that engineers make to our world.


Scheduled events are subject to change.

February 17


Friday through Sunday, February 15 to 17
6:30 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Hodson Hall

Teams of hackers from around the country compete to create the best app in 36 hours at this biannual event.

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EWH Build Day

1 to 5 p.m.
Sherwood Room

Build Day is an annual event that seeks to foster creative brainstorming around real global health challenges. This year’s Build Day will feature soldering workshops as well as a mini-design competition. This event is hosted by the Johns Hopkins chapter of Engineering World Health.

February 18

Aerospace Exploration: Ignite Your Career Possibilities

6 to 8:30 p.m.
Hackerman Hall, Room B-17

Current students and alumni with an interest in the aerospace industry are invited to a dynamic discussion hosted by the JHU Aerospace Affinity group. Participants will gain insight into a variety of aerospace career paths for all engineering disciplines.

February 19

AstroJays Water-Powered Rockets

3:30 to 5 p.m.
The Beach

Come join the Johns Hopkins Rocketry Team and learn the science behind what makes rockets fly! The AstroJays will be hosting a water-rocket workshop open to students of all ages. Talk with the team to learn about all things space and engineering related and get a chance to build and launch your very own rocket.

Theta Tau’s Tower of Power

Doors Open: 5 p.m.
Competition Begins: 5:30 p.m.
Glass Pavilion

Teams compete to build the tallest towers out of dry pasta and marshmallows. Teams must register in advance.

February 20

Johns Hopkins University will be closed on Wednesday, Feb. 20 due to inclement weather. As a result, these events have been canceled and will be rescheduled. We will share more information about the rescheduled events as soon as it is available.


4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Glass Pavilion

Participants will build small “boats” out of aluminum foil and compete to see which design will hold the most weight before sinking in a tub of water.

Salary Negotiation for Women in Industry

6 to 8 p.m.
The Great Hall in Levering

At this panel discussion hosted by the Whiting School and the Homewood Career Center, panelists will discuss the key techniques needed to help women engineers identify their value and negotiate their worth during the interview process.

February 21

Barclay Field Trip to the B&O Railroad Museum

9:15 a.m. to 1:45 p.m.
B&O Railroad Museum

The Barclay Elementary/Middle School will partner with the Center for Educational Outreach for a field trip to the B&O Railroad Museum. Barclay students will tour the museum and participate in a LEGO Simple Machines engineering program. This event is part of the Barclay-Hopkins STEM partnership and is not open to the public.

Resume Roundtable

12 to 3 p.m.
The Great Hall in Levering

Current students are invited to meet with industry employers for lunch, networking, and resume feedback. This event is hosted by the Career Center STEM & Innovation Academy and the Johns Hopkins chapter of Engineers Without Borders.

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Speed Networking Night

6:30 to 9 p.m.
Glass Pavilion

Students will rotate through quick, one-on-one interviews with alumni, followed by an open networking reception.

Please note: Registration for current students has reached capacity. To be added to the waitlist and notified if space becomes available, please email Lee Gerstein. Alumni may still register using the registration form.

Registration Required

February 22

Engineering a Successful Future in STEM

8 a.m. to 2:15 p.m.
Barclay Elementary/Middle School

JHU student groups and faculty members will teach middle school students about engineering careers through presentations and hands-on activities. This event is part of the Barclay-Hopkins STEM partnership and is not open to the public.

NSBE Mechanical Arm Challenge

5 to 6:30 p.m.
Glass Pavilion

So you think you want to be an engineer? Come out and test your engineering design skills at the Mechanical Arm Challenge! Using household tools and materials, students will design, build, and test a mechanical arm to pick up small items (e.g., tennis balls, stuffed animals, etc.). Sign-up in groups of up to three students to compete. Participation not limited to just engineering students.

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