Engineers Week 2019

Bridging Medicine and Engineering

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.

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.

This year, we celebrate the close connection between medicine and engineering and how these two fields are working closer than ever together to help people live healthier lives. Our featured department, biomedical engineering, celebrates 50 years of innovation this year, and we welcome one of the World Health Organization’s top engineers, Adriana Velazquez Berumen, as the keynote speaker of this year’s Engineers Week Reception.

E Week 2019 Calendar of Events

WISER Lightbulb Drop

Feb. 22 - 12:45 p.m. – 2 p.m.

Kelvin Smith Library

This event allows participants to showcase their engineering skills in a friendly competition as a nice break from classes with the opportunity to earn cash provided by the Case Alumni Association! Come take a break and have some fun at KSL!

Engineering Challenges Carnival

Feb. 23 - 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Thwing Center

Case Western Reserve students will demonstrate fun, hands-on, interactive engineering and science activities that are fun for kids of all ages on Feb. 23 in the Thwing Ballroom, 11111 Euclid Ave. Registration is not required. Contact Me'lani Joseph,, for more information or to volunteer! Parking information: Street parking is available as well as the campus center garage.

CWRUBotix Game Night

Feb. 23 - 6-8 p.m.

Thwing 101

Enjoy a variety of board, card and video games, including a modified version of field hockey with our maze following robot, Sunny. Attendees are also encouraged to bring any of their own games they might want to play. Snacks will be provided, so come enjoy a night of fun and games!

NSBE Black Inventors Challenge

Feb. 24 - 6-8 p.m.

Thwing 101

Open to everyone! This interactive activity allows participants to learn more about the achievements of black inventors, and challenges you to channel their creative energy in order to bring about your own unique creation. All materials will be provided! Prizes awarded to most creative teams.

SHPE Ship Challenge

Feb. 25 - 1-3 p.m.

OMA Sears 409

Do you think you have what it takes to be the best ship builder at Case Western Reserve? Well, come prove your skills at SHPE's Ship Challenge! You will have the opportunity to enjoy free Taco Bell, as well as the chance to win free gift cards and a Google Home Mini. 

Phi Sigma Rho RePlay for Kids

Feb. 25 - 6-8 p.m.

Wade Pioneer Room

Phi Sigma Rho is hosting a RePlay for Kids event where students can come and modify toys for kids with disabilities. 

Jolly Scholar Trivia Night

Feb. 26 - 6:30-9 p.m.

The Jolly Scholar

Unwind with your friends at the Jolly Scholar while testing your trivia knowledge. Come enjoy free food and beverages!

BMES Post-Grad and Co-op Fair

Feb. 28 - 4-5 p.m.

Tinkham Veale University Center Senior Classroom

The BMES Post-grad and Co-op Fair will provide undergraduate students an opportunity to network with industry professionals. Taking place before the banquet reception, students can get a head start with speaking to representatives and learn more about opportunities after graduation specifically for biomedical engineering majors! 

E Week Reception

Feb. 28 - 5-9 p.m.

Tinkham Veale Ballroom

The Engineers Week Reception is the culminating event of E-Week where students, faculty, alumni, and corporate supporters come together to celebrate engineering achievements. Adriana Velazquez Berumen (GRS ’86, biomedical engineering), the senior advisor of medical devices at the World Health Organization, will give the keynote lecture at this year's reception. Register now.

SWE Luncheon

March 1 12:45-2 p.m.

Hovorka Atrium

The Society of Women Engineers section at Case Western Reserve University is hosting our annual luncheon during Engineers Week. Join us as we hear from Roxanne Kaufman Elliot, who is the founder and president of ProLaureate Ltd, a firm dedicated to helping people and organizations transform their lives, careers and businesses through leadership. In addition to her corporate endeavors, Roxanne has served as a business coach in Case Western Reserve University's Entrepreneurial program within the Weatherhead School of Management.

The event will take place in the Hovorka Atrium. Registration is free, but donations are welcome! Register now.

Dress is business casual. For any food concerns, please contact Carolyn Miller at