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Engineers Week 2021: Imagining Tomorrow

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Engineers Week is an annual program hosted by DiscoverE to engage students of all ages and celebrate the engineering profession. The past year has brought new challenges to our college and our community, but we continue to recognize the improvements that engineers are making to the world every day. Our Engineers Week events listed below will be virtual this year, and we are excited to be partnering with the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory during their first-ever virtual Open House.  Programming includes video demonstrations, all-access video tours, web-based games and live science sessions with researchers from the MagLab and the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering. View the full MagLab Open House schedule on their website.


About the Theme "Imagining Tomorrow"

Engineers are changing the world all the time. They dream up creative, practical solutions and work with teams of smart, inspiring people to invent, design and create things that matter. As we imagine tomorrow, engineers will be at the heart of the solutions to combat climate change, secure cyberspace, develop vaccines, and make the world a better place for all of us. To learn more about the theme and get involved with DiscoverE's initiatives, visit their website.

E-Week Imagining Tomorrow


Engineers Week Events

Get Social

See how FAMU-FSU engineers imagine tomorrow! Celebrate Engineers Week with our students, faculty and alumni as they give you an inside look at what engineering means for them at different stages of their career. Follow the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering on Instagram all week for advice from our students to yours, Instagram takeovers and more. 

Roadmap to Engineering

Request our free poster for educators, geared specifically toward helping high school students plan for success in college.

Engineer Your Chill

Listen to our curated playlist on Spotify at any time, featuring an hour of low-key music for whenever you need to relax, create or focus. 


Tuesday, February 23

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Try it at Home: Fruit DNA with Dr. Sam Grant

6:00–7:00 p.m. | Register on Zoom: http://bit.ly/OHFruitDNA

Presenter: Sam Grant, FAMU-FSU College of Engineering Faculty & MagLab researcher

Description: What is DNA and can you extract it at home yourself? Join COE faculty & MagLab researcher Dr. Sam Grant to extract DNA from fruits and veggies in your fridge and learn about the cutting edge health science research taking place in powerful magnets.

Download the materials list and instructions here


Wednesday, February 24

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Engineering with 3D Printing with Dr. Subramanian Ramakrishnan

4:30–5:30 p.m. | Register on Zoom: http://bit.ly/OH3DPrinting

Presenter: Subramanian Ramakrishnan, FAMU-FSU College of Engineering Faculty & MagLab Researcher

Description: 3D printing is changing the world. Listen to COE facult & MagLab researcher Dr. Subramanian Ramakrishnan describe all of the new things that can be "printed" and what our future 3D printed world might look like.


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Dancing Droplets with Dr. Jamel Ali

6:00–7:00 p.m. | Register on Zoom: http://bit.ly/OHDancingDroplets

Presenter: Jamel Ali, FAMU-FSU College of Engineering Faculty & MagLab Researcher

Description: Come see dynamic dancing droplets presented by COE faculty & MagLab researcher Dr. Jamel Ali and his research team. Learn what makes them move and try to create your own dancing droplets at home!


Thursday, February 25

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Strategies for STEM Inclusiveness

4:00–5:00 p.m. | Register on Zoom: http://bit.ly/OHSTEMInclusiveness

Presenter: Carlos Villa - Center for Integrating Research & Learning (CIRL), National MagLab

Description: How do you get students interested in STEM? Come learn from MagLab educator Carlos Villa who will share strategies that work with all learners, including underrepresented youth and girls. This session will showcase inquiry-based STEM instruction with a commitment to gender equity and is for parents, teachers or anyone who wants to inspire future scientists.