PEPC E-Week

E-Week happens annually on campus in April. It is a week dedicated to sharing what engineers and engineering bring to society. PEPC helps facilitate events, speakers, and giveaways throughout this week, with organizations running and participating in events such as trivia nights, etiquette dinners, and org olympics. E-Week is an excellent opportunity for organizations to show off what they’re working on to other engineers and all of campus!

Purdue Engineers Week

April 12-16, 2021

Engineering Week, or E-Week, is an annual celebration of Engineering. Purdue University’s E-Week is organized by the Purdue Engineering Presidents’ Council and is typically celebrated in the spring semester.

This spring E-Week will be celebrated April 12-16. Below is the tentative schedule of events.

View the Engineering X Arts gallery showcasing the artistic talents of the College of Engineering community.


E-Week Events


Monday, April 12

Monday, 4/12
10am-12pm
Engineering Fountain
E-Week: Design-Build Kit and Donut Giveaway
Pick up a DIY build kit (Lego) and a donut while supplies last! Assemble kits on your own time.
Hosted by Purdue Engineering Outreach.
Monday, 4/12
12pm-4pm
Engineering Fountain
E-Week: Reading Day Giveaway
Pick up a movie night-themed goody bag for Reading Day, compliments of the College of Engineering.
Monday, 4/12
12:30pm-3:30pm
ARMS Kirk Plaza
E-Week: RIISE Wheelchair Challenge
Students will have the opportunity to try the wheelchair, go through an obstacle course and maybe even race Shelby Gruss, the former captain of the USA Wheelchair basketball team.
Tuesday, 4/13
12pm-2pm
Ag Mall
E-Week: ASABE Scavenger Hunt
Come down to the ABE building south of State Street and complete a scavenger hunt around the building! You’ll get to learn more about Agricultural and Biological Engineering in the process. Once you finish, on the Ag Mall, there will be Jimmy Johns, drinks, and a chance to chat outside!
Tuesday, 4/13
1pm-2pm
WALC 1087
E-Week: Build Party Construction Competition
Come participate in a design-build competition where teams of students will be tasked with building a table out of newspapers to support the most weight from bricks.
Hosted by Purdue Engineering Student Council.
Tuesday, 4/13
7pm-9pm
Cary Quad lawn
E-Week: Movie Night Hidden Figures
With your Reading Day goodies in hand, come to Cary Quad Lawn for a showing of Hidden Figures.
Hosted by MAES, SHPE, and SWE.
Wednesday, 4/14
12pm-4pm
ARMS tent
E-Week: AES Giveaway

This year’s Amelia Earhart Summit (AES), run by WiA and Graduate Women’s Gatherings, was a virtual, month-long event during March focused on “Implementing Diversity” with the intention to empower all students interested in a future in aerospace. Purdue WiA would like to thank all registrants for attending the 2021 AES by handing out free merchandise as part of E-Week, including AES t-shirts, lanyards, stickers, and pens! These are in limited supply and will be handed out first come, first served.

Purdue Women in Aerospace (WiA) strives to empower underrepresented minorities by providing undergraduate students with inclusive educational, outreach, professional, and social opportunities in the Aerospace Engineering (AAE) major at Purdue.

Wednesday, 4/14
2pm-4pm
Engineering Fountain
E-Week: AIAA Stomp Rocket Competition
Come make stomp rockets and see them fly high! Foam airplanes will be awarded as prizes!
Wednesday, 4/14
7pm-9pm
Virtual
E-Week: Trivia Night

Participate in virtual trivia, featuring rounds of 10-12 trivia questions, where participating groups can go into breakout sessions to answer questions collaboratively. Winners will receive prizes.

Trivia Night Signup

Trivia Night Zoom

Hosted by Purdue University Material Advantage.
Thursday, 4/15
12pm-2pm
Engineering Fountain
E-Week: Professional Engineer Booth
Come learn more about professional licensure at an informational booth Purdue Society of Professional Engineers members. Members can share information about the Fundamentals of Engineering exam and will be available to give advice on how to get started.
Hosted by Purdue Society of Professional Engineers.
Friday, 4/16
1pm-3pm
ARMS Atrium
E-Week: Robot Simulation Demo
Stop by this interactive booth to play two fun games: one that moves a model of Purdue Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers’ robot in a simulation and another that can be played using pneumatically-activated actuators, grippers, and tools.
Hosted by Purdue Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.
Thursday, 4/15
3pm-5:30pm
MSEE Atrium
E-Week: ECESS Trivia Giveaway
Come spin the ECE trivia wheel to test your knowledge and win prizes!
Thursday, 4/15
4-6pm
ARMS Atrium
E-Week: Mindfulness Making with EMC
Take a break and make a Mini-Meditation jar with the Engineering Mentor Corps and enjoy a donut from Mary Lou’s.
Thursday, 4/15
6pm-8pm
ME Atrium
E-Week: ME Building Social
Get to know the ME building by checking out the facility and participating in optional trivia.
Hosted by American Society of Mechanical Engineers.
Thursday, 4/15
7pm-8pm
Virtual
E-Week: Diversity Panel
Tune into a zoom with panelists covering topics such as how being a minority shaped their journey, how to create diversity and inclusion in the workspace, and sharing their own experiences and challenges with diversity and inclusion. All are welcome!

Diversity Panel Zoom
Hosted by MAES (Latinos in Science and Engineering), the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, and the Society of Women Engineers.
Thursday, 4/15
7pm-9pm
Virtual
E-Week: RIISE Panel and Hackathon

Participants will have the opportunity to hear more about Paralympians and the engineering projects that RIISE has been doing. Students will also have the opportunity to submit ideas for projects which will be judged by a committee (including professors) and winners will be getting prizes!

RIISE Panel Signup

RIISE Panel Zoom

Friday, 4/16
2pm-4pm
ARMS Atrium
E-Week: MIND Demo
Check out a demonstration of a DIY electrocardiogram (ECG)! ECGs are used in hospitals and a mobile version can be found in many smartwatches today. You’ll be able to see your own heart’s electrical activity and learn more about Purdue MIND and what we do.
Hosted by Purdue Medical Innovation, Networking, and Design.
Friday, 4/16
2pm-4pm
Engineering Fountain
E-Week: Global Engineering Booth
Learn more about the Global Engineering program.
Friday, 4/16
3:30pm-5:30pm
Engineering Fountain/ME building outside area
E-Week: ME Recess
Check out this opportunity for students, faculty, and staff to enjoy outdoor activities like cornhole, frisbee, and spikeball.
Hosted by Purdue Mechanical Engineering Ambassadors.
Friday, 4/16
4pm-6pm
E-Week: NSBE/MAES Craft Night
Join NSBE and MAES for arts-and-crafts where members from both organizations will be creating vision boards or painting on canvases. Students interested in learning more about either organization are encouraged to stop by!
Friday, 4/16
7pm-9pm
Outside Krach
E-Week: Celebration
Come celebrate the end of E-Week with walking s’mores in front of Krach.
Hosted by American Institute of Chemical Engineers.