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Engineers Week 2016

February 17, 2016

About the College of Engineering 

Engineering at Northeastern is about creating solutions for a high-velocity world. We focus our research on tough problems that affect the lives of people around the globe. We are relentlessly innovative scholars who collaborate across disciplines, industries, and international borders. As educators, we build on the distinctive power of experiential learning to prepare our students for leadership in engineering, business, and life.

Northeastern University's College of Engineering has a distinguished history of accomplishment and vast potential for innovation in engineering research and education, particularly in the energy, environmental, health and security fields. With 12 federally funded research centers, over 150 faculty are engaged in interdisciplinary research and teaching, more than $52 million in annual federal funding, and thousands of loyal alumni providing support, the College of Engineering is optimally positioned for even greater success. Started in 1909, it was the first school at Northeastern to adopt cooperative education, an academic model that integrates professional experience with classroom study. Over the past century, this interactive learning environment has nourished the entrepreneurial spirit of countless engineering students who have gone on to found successful companies around the world.

Engineers Week 2016

Full List of Events 

Events are free and open to the public unless stated otherwise.

Northeastern College of Engineering’s annual cel­e­bra­tion of the engineering profession will take place in the month of February, primarily in the week of February 21-27. The College of Engineering will host several events to celebrate how engineers make a difference in our world.

Last year was the first year that Northeastern's College of Engineering participated in National Engineers Week. With this years events just days away we have added new events and invited world renowned speakers such as Nobel Laureate Jean-Marie Lehn, Université de Strasbourg, France. The events will begin with Women in Engineering Day, offered by the Society of Women Engineers (SWE). 

Saturday: The Women in Engineering Day is offered by the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) as an event for high school girls and their parents to find out more about our program. This year’s title is “Cool Women/Hot Careers”. The day starts out with a welcome Continental breakfast, an  information presentation, and a student panel of engineering women ready to answer questions. Over lunch, chat with SWE students in small groups. The afternoon includes engineering activities with interesting and informative activities. Registration required (When you get to step three, make sure you choose February 20 - Women in Engineering). Event is open to high school students and their parents only.

Monday: Free coffee and donuts on the first floor lobby of Snell Engineering, and a seminar: Patent Law for Engineers by Andrew Beckerman-Rodau, by the department of mechanical and industrial engineering. 


Tuesday: Seminar: Engineering The Future by Engineering Robots by Associate Professor Taskin Padir and his students. This presentation will provide highlights from the robotics research taking place at Northeastern. We will discuss robots assisting the elderly, responding to disaster and exploring the space.


Wednesday: Seminar: Single Walled Carbon Nanotubes as Optical Nanosensor for Biomolecular Targets by Gili Bisker, MIT, by the department of bioengineering. Plus Chemical Engineering Day, which will feature a virtual seminar, The Path to Complex Matter: Chemistry? Chemistry! by Nobel Laureate Jean-Marie Lehn, Université de Strasbourg, France, a Lunch and Learn, Games and Activities, Stand Up Comedy and Trivia!

Thursday: Northeastern University's Center for STEM Education* will be visiting local schools (with student volunteers) as part of their "Engineering is Everywhere" outreach effort to introduce students to Engineering and the Design process. Please note that these events are not open to the public. There will also be a number of events by the department of civil and environmental engineering, including tours of the new Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Complex, a seminar by William S. Howard, Executive Vice President of CDM Smith "The Precarious State of the World’s Water (and Some Corrective Strategies", and a CEE Undergraduate Reception. 

Friday: Northeastern University's Center for STEM Education* will be hosting elementary students from two local Boston schools to learn about our campus and Engineering. Please note that these events are not open to the public.