The School of Engineering & Applied Science at Washington University in St. Louis aspires to discover the unknown, educate students and serve society. Our strategy focuses intellectual efforts through a new convergence paradigm and builds on strengths, particularly as applied to medicine and health, energy and environment, and security. Through innovative partnerships with academic and industry partners — across disciplines and across the world — we will contribute to solving the greatest global challenges of the 21st century.
Washington University in St. Louis is dedicated to challenging its faculty and students alike to seek new knowledge and greater understanding of an ever-changing, multicultural world.
Engineers Week features events for all
Engineers Week 2014, from Feb. 16-22, features a variety of events centered around the Space Race that bring engineering to life for students, educators and the campus community.
Beginning with free doughnuts at the Underpass between the South 40 and the Main Campus and the Dean’s Breakfast on Monday morning, the week will include a panel exploring alternative careers in engineering; an etiquette dinner; a panel discussing the book “Lean In”; Cheap Lunch with representatives from Deloitte; and lectures featuring alumnus Mark Barteau and Steve Squyres, principal investigator of the Mars Exploration Rover Mission.
In addition, there will be an IdeaBounce event for entrepreneurs to present their ideas to a panel and a variety of contests, including butter sculpting, paper airplanes and Penny Wars, a fundraiser for the Relay for Life team.
EnWeek is designed to increase the visibility of the School of Engineering & Applied Science on our campus, celebrate how engineers make a difference in the world, increase public dialogue about the need for engineers.
Vertigo 2013 allowed Engineering students to use what they learn in the classroom to ensure that the highlight of the event — a wireless, computer-controlled dance floor made of 32 modules, 1 billion colors and 32,000 lumens of LED lights — was ready for the 1,600 dancers. Take a look at this year’s event.