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 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!


Sunday, February 18
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!


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.


Thursday, February 20
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, awarkentin@roundrocktexas.gov, 512.218.7011.


Saturday, February 24
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.