E-Week 2021

A single action can cause a chain reaction

Feb. 19-27, 2021

beaker with logo inside: a single action can cause a chain reaction
Each year, the Case Engineering Council (CEC) coordinates Case Western Reserve University’s Engineers Week (E-Week) to celebrate and raise public understanding and appreciation of engineers’ contributions to society. Students are able to participate in friendly competition, social events, seminars with excellent speakers and an E-Week Reception.

This year's event is scheduled for Feb. 19-27, with the theme, "A single action can cause a chain reaction," will feature our Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering department while highlighting the social and technological impacts that can be made through STEM. 

Over the course of the week-long event, students have the opportunity to bond through friendly competitions and social events such as light bulb drops and trivia nights. The week traditionally closes with a guest speaker and Gudi Award presentation at the E-Week Reception.

Schedule of events*

  • WISER Light Bulb Drop (Zoom/In-Person)  
    Feb. 19 | 12:45-2 p.m.

    Showcase your engineering skills in a friendly competition with the opportunity to earn prizes provided by the Case Alumni Association! Come take a break from classes and have some fun at Thwing! Registration is now open for on-campus or remote participation.
  • Engineering Challenges Carnival
    Feb. 20-27 

    The annual Engineering Challenges Carnival goes virtual with 16 engineering-focused events designed to engage young minds. Individual events are scheduled over the course of E-Week. View the full schedule of events.
  • Networking Event hosted by DELPP  
    Feb. 22 | 6-7:30 p.m.

    Network virtually with a variety of employers, where you will have the opportunity to ask questions and get advice about professional development and life after college. This event will begin with an educational session about how to make the most of virtual networking and will move into a breakout-room format to allow you to have conversations in smaller groups. Registration is now open.
  • Campus Scavenger Hunt  
    Feb. 23 | 9 a.m.-7 p.m.

    The hunt starts at 9 a.m. with clues texted to participants directing you to landmarks around campus. The top 3 point-getters will win prizes $150, $100, and $50 Amazon gift cards. Don't have time for the entire scavenger hunt? No problem! We'll also be sending out special clues every hour. The first person to solve the hourly special clues will win a $10 gift card. Text @e-week2021 to 81010 to sign up and receive the clues.
  • SHPE Passion Pitch (Zoom)
    Feb. 23 | 7 p.m.

    This TED Talk-style event will give students the opportunity to share their passions and its impact on the community for a chance to win a prize. We can't wait to learn more about your passions! Registration is now open. If you would like to give your passion pitch please fill out this form. All presenters will be automatically entered for a chance to win an extra prize!
  • CWRUbotix Zoom Game Night
    Feb. 23 | 8-10 p.m.
  • KSL Challenge
    Feb. 24 | 9 a.m.-7 p.m.

    Challenge your research skills by answering ten questions about engineering sources. The top three winners will win prizes provided by Kelvin Smith Library. Registration is now open.  
  • CSE Peer Advisors DIY Candle or Bouncy Ball Kit (Zoom)
    Feb. 24 | 7 p.m.

    Make a DIY candle or bouncy ball! The materials and instructions for the DIY kit are free and a limited amount will be shipped to students off-campus. Join the CSE Peer Advisors synchronously on Zoom for the workshop and compete for additional prizes. Register today to choose your preferred kit.
  • NSBE Shark Tank Challenge
    Feb. 25 | 5:30 p.m.
  • The Engineering Game: Student, Alumni, Faculty Showdown and Gutti Memorial Teaching Award Presentation
    Feb. 25 | 7 p.m.
    Registration is now available. Want to be a part of the game? Fill out this survey to see how your answers compare during the Family Feud-style portion of the game.
  • SWE Luncheon (Zoom)
    Feb. 26 | 12:45-2 p.m.
    The Society of Women Engineers section at Case Western Reserve University welcomes Hang Loi, a CWRU chemical engineering alumna and 3M engineer, during this year's E-Week luncheon. Registration is now open for students and alumni.
  • Case Engineers Council Online Escape Room
    Feb. 27 | Noon
    You attempted to foil the mad scientist’s plans but she captured you! Now you need to solve the puzzles to get out. Teams can include a maximum of 5 people. Top 3 teams will win $15 Amazon, $10 Starbucks, and $5 Mitchell's gift cards, respectively! Registration is now open
  • RePlay for Kids
    Feb. 27 | 4-8 p.m.
    Thwing, 2nd floor foyer


*All times are EST

DiscoverE, the national organizer of E-Week, is a formal coalition of more than 100 professional societies, major corporations and government agencies, dedicated to ensuring a diverse and well-educated future engineering workforce by increasing understanding of and interest in engineering and technology careers among young students and by promoting pre-college literacy in math and science.