Engineers Week2018_Engineers_Week_Logo_Vertical–the only event of its kind–is a time to:

  • Celebrate how engineers make a difference in our world
  • Increase public dialogue about the need for engineers
  • Bring engineering to life for kids, educators, and parents

More than a week-long event, Engineers Week is a year-round commitment to making a difference.  This year’s theme is Engineers Week: Inspiring Wonder. Celebrate. Volunteer. Connect.

The Greater Austin STEM Ecosystem is collaborating with organizations to amplify community events throughout the week of February 18-24, 2018, and engineering education efforts across the community. Nationally, efforts are amplified by DiscoverE (formerly the National Engineers Week Foundation). Use #AustinSTEM #EWeek2018 in all your social media posts and let’s showcase the great things going on across Central Texas!

February 16 – February 24
E-Week 2018 at UT Austin

E-Week is the Cockrell School of Engineering’s celebration of National Engineers’ Week. SEC hosts this week of friendly competition between the engineering student organizations, including the Dr. Ramshorn pageant and a closing banquet. E-Week events themselves are hosted by different student organizations and bring engineering students together in friendly competition. Popular events include: So You Think Engineers Can Dance?, E-Week Kick-Off, and Puzzleception to name a few.


Saturday, February 17 and Sunday, February 18
Family Science Days
Hosted by American Association for the Advancement of Science
Austin Convention Center, 500 E Cesar Chavez St.

Explore interactive science exhibits, learn about cool science jobs, and have your questions answered by scientists! Family Science Days is FREE and open to all- featuring hands-on demos, shows, talks by scientists, and other activities for youth and their families. 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. each day. Register online to avoid lines at the event.

Sunday, February 18, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Discover Engineering Day at Thinkery
Hosted by Thinkery, Central Texas Discover Engineering
Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave, Austin

10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Free Admission for children. Engineering activities for the whole family!

Monday, February 19, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
President’s Day at the Science Mill
Hosted by the Science Mill
101 South Lady Bird Lane, Johnson City

Explore cutting-edge technology-based exhibits, games, and programs at the Science Mill.

Thursday, February 20, 3 – 4:30 p.m.
Engineering Mini-Fair
Hosted by Round Rock Public Library
Round Rock Public Library, 216 E Main St, Round Rock

Join the Round Rock Public Library for hands-on activities and design challenges with engineers from our community. Elementary and middle school students can explore LEGO Robotics, KEVA planks, SmartMax magnets, MagnaTiles, Dash and Dot Robots, Ozbots, Little Bits and more!

Engineers who want to volunteer, check out the details on Texas STEM Connections or contact Andrea Warkentin,, 512.218.7011.

Friday, February 23, 6 – 9 p.m.
Engineers Week at ACC
Hosted by ACC Highland Campus (directions, campus map)
6101 Highland Campus Drive, 1000 Building

Join ACC Hands-on Science (ACCHaOS) hands-on exhibits, moon viewing (weather permitting), TXMOST’s inflatable planetarium, a  talk on Engineering for Biodiversity and MORE.

Saturday, February 24, 11:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Girl Day at UT Austin
Hosted by the UT Austin Women in Engineering Program (UTWEP)
The University of Texas at Austin, 2501 Speedway

Girl Day at UT Austin, including Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day presented by Halliburton and the Girl Day STEM Festival presented by Texas Instruments is a free event for K-8 students held on the Cockrell School of Engineering and Natural Sciences complexes on on The University of Texas at Austin campus February 24th, 2018 from 12 to 5 pm. Over 8,000 students are expected to participate in over 150 free-flowing hands-on activities and demonstrations hosted by volunteers, student organizations, corporate partners and community organizations. Students get the chance to explore engineering, science, math, and technology at their own pace throughout the event. Girls and boys are welcome! Register online for this FREE event.

Sunday, February 25, 12 – 4 p.m.
Engineering Day
Hosted by the Science Mill
101 South Lady Bird Lane, Johnson City

Discover the world of engineering through the eyes of the American Society of Civil Engineers. Design and build with a host of hands-on activities led by real life professionals from Noon to 4:00 PM. Can you design a gumdrop dome that holds its shape? How will your paper tower weather gusts of wind? What’s the key to building a skyscraper that doesn’t topple? Find out the answer to these questions and so much more at this interactive day at the Mill. Learn tricks of the trade, basic principles of engineering and what a day in the life of a civil engineer actually looks like. In addition, there will be showings of Dream Big, a heartfelt story of human ingenuity, throughout the day. Thanks to a generous donation from the American Society of Civil Engineers, the first 100 people will get free admission to the Science Mill on Engineering Day!