Engineers Week is celebrated throughout the country during the third week in February. At the College, in addition to the annual Patrick J. Cunningham, Jr. and Susan Ward '80 Endowed Lecture Series in Engineering, the week includes a variety of activities and events designed to bring attention to the College and the work of our students and faculty.
For more information about Engineers Week contact Gayle Doyle in the College of Engineering.
2:30-4:00 pm in the Villanova Room
The Patrick J. Cunningham, Jr. and Susan Ward '80 Endowed Lecture Series in Engineering
Dr. Ricaurte Vásquez Morales ’73 CLAS, Administrator of the Panama Canal Authority speaking on “Global Change and The Panama Canal.”
Order of the Engineer Induction Ceremony
The Order of the Engineer is a national organization which has promoted ethics and fostered a sense of pride within the engineering profession for nearly 50 years. During the ceremony, initiates voluntarily pledge an oath to uphold ethical standards and to serve humanity by making the best use of Earth’s precious wealth. Initiates then receive a stainless-steel ring to be worn on the pinky finger of their dominant hand. Each time the ring strikes a solid surface, the engineer is reminded of their pledge. The Order is not a membership organization; there are no meetings to attend or dues to pay. Instead, the Order fosters a unity of purpose and the honoring of one’s lifelong pledge. Since 2015 Villanova has initiated 160 engineers into the Order.
There is a cost of $15 if you would like to participate in the ceremony and take the pledge. The ceremony is open to graduated engineers and to students graduating in May. The $15 cost covers the stainless steel ring, wallet card, and wall certificate. There is no cost if you would just like to attend the ceremony. The ceremony will take place in the Villanova Room of the Connelly Center, 6:00 pm. (time may change slightly)
10 am-1 pm
Insomnia Cookies in Tolentine. Look for a table to grab a cookie and celebrate engineers week.
Quizzo in Tolentine 215
12:05 pm, Corr Chapel
Engineers are celebrated during this mass.