Engineer’s Week 2021 (E-Week)

Engineers’ Week

We are excited to share a variety of activities and virtual events in celebration of National Engineers’ Week February 21-26. All are online, free and open to all. E-Week Schedule

Each day we will have trivia and LEGO challenges for fun prizes, social media takeovers and more. We will also have a daily Meet the Engineer series with a variety of ISU Engineering faculty who will share about their engineering experiences, hobbies and more each weekday at 4p. Participants will learn about a variety of areas of engineering through live demos, discussions, as well as having time to ask them about their career choices and cool experiences.

Sunday – Protect The Pringle Activity

Today’s Trivia

  • What kind of bridge is the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, California?
  • The vaccine created by the Iowa State students in the College of Veterinary Medicine was for what illness?

Meet The Engineer Sessions

During E-week, one Engineer a day joined us in an interactive zoom session to explain their field. Click on each engineers name to watch their session and learn more about what it is like to be an Engineer.

  • Monday: Dr. Doug Jacobson

    ISU Electrical and Computer Engineering


    • Cybersecurity
    • Information Assurance
    • Digital Literacy
    • Educational Outreach
    • Soccer

  • Tuesday: Dr. Mani Mina

    ISU Associate Professor Industrial Design


    • High-Speed Systems
    • Industrial Design
    • Education
    • Learning new things
    • Martial Arts
  • Wednesday: Dr. Michelle Soupri

    ISU Professor and Associate Chair Agricultural and Biological Systems Engineering


    • Sustainable Water Systems
    • Water Quality
    • Impacts of agricultural practices on water.
    • Conservation to reduce pollution
    • Diversity & Inclusion

  • Thursday: Tomas Gonzalez-Torres

    ISU Associate Teaching Professor Aerospace Engineering, Iowa Space Grant Consortium Director


    • NASA
    • Spacewalks
    • Flight and Exploration
    • Design
    • Educational Outreach
  • Friday: Dr. Scott Chumbley

    ISU Associate Chair and Professor Material Science and Engineering


    • Characterization of Materials
    • Electron Microscopy (Scanning Electron Microscopes)
    • Corrosion and Failure Analysis
    • Teaching Abroad

LEGO Build Challenges


Build a representation of your favorite engineer.


Build something that shows how you want to be an engineer someday.


Build something that you would like to see LEGO use as a theme for their next product line.