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Engineers Week 2021

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.

Monday, 2/22

12:05 pm, Corr Chapel

Engineers are celebrated during this mass.

6:00 pm, Virtual

Order of the Engineer Induction Ceremony (Virtual)
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 $10 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 $10 cost covers the stainless steel ring, wallet card, and wall certificate. There is no cost if you would just like to watch the ceremony. Participants must register by Monday, February 22 @ noon; you should receive your ring about two weeks after the ceremony.

Tuesday, 2/23

3:00-4:00 pm, Virtual

Graduate Student Poster Competition
Support our graduate students as they showcase their research from all departments within the College of Engineering. Faculty will serve as judges and prizes will be awarded. Graduate students must register to present their posters.

Wednesday, 2/24

8:30-4:00 pm

Wellbeing Wednesday
Stop by the lobby of CEER to pickup a Wellness Package gifted to you by Engineering Student Council.

Thursday, 2/25

2nd & 3rd Floor, CEER

Art of Engineering Exhibit Gallery Opens
Selected entries from the Art of Engineering will be displayed.

Friday, 2/26

3:00 pm Virtual

Patrick J. Cunningham, Jr. and Susan Ward '80 Endowed Lecture Series in Engineering
The 2021 Ward lecturer is Lillian Dukes ’87 MSEE, a highly experienced senior operations leader in the aerospace industry who is currently senior vice president of Technical Operations at Atlas Air. Dukes will address the College of Engineering community on “How Good Engineers Craft Great Careers.”
Register for the Ward Lecture to receive a link to the live presentation.

5:00–6:30 pm, Virtual

Engineering Alumni Society Awards Reception
Join us for the 43rd Engineering Alumni Awards Dinner. This special evening brings together alumni, faculty, staff and dedicated supporters of Villanova Engineering to celebrate our accomplished recipients.

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Additional Information

For more information about Engineers Week, contact Gayle Doyle.