e-Week 2024! Join Us!

e-Week 2024!

An end-of-year event to celebrate and showcase what engineering at URI is all about!

e-Week is a week-long series of events dedicated to highlighting the incredible achievements and innovations of our engineering students. Highlights include: International Engineering Program block party, inspiring talks, research showcase, student organizations recognition night, employer networking opportunities, capstone design showcase, college picnic, and more! This will be a unique opportunity to come together, celebrate our achievements, and interact with our internal and external partners.

Most events take place in The Fascitelli Center for Advanced Engineering (FCAE) located on the URI Kingston Campus.  Visitors should park at the Welcome Center (GPS address: 75 Briar Lane, Kingston, RI 02881) and register your vehicle by selecting “Campus Tour Parking Pass Lot “. There is no charge for parking.

RSVP & Contact Information
Join us for e-Week and be a part of an inspiring celebration of innovation, collaboration, and excellence in engineering!  RSVP here.  If you have any questions, please contact Associate Dean Gindy at mayraig@uri.edu.

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Week-long Scavenger Hunt

In teams, students will follow the International Engineering Program’s series of clues tied to the theme “Think Global, We Do!” in order to locate a variety of places and people around campus. Scavenger hunt will span all of e-Week, opening on Monday, April 15 at 8:00 am with all online submissions due by Friday, April 19 5:00 pm. IEP students and IEP LLC residents will be eligible to participate for the chance to win prizes! For rules and more information, contact Melissa Schenck at schenckm@uri.edu. (Not Open to the General Public)

Friday, April 19

Capstone Design Showcase | 1:00-3:30 PM* | Toray Commons, FCAE
Prepare to be inspired as we showcase the culmination of a year-long experience of creativity, collaboration, and innovation at our Capstone Design Showcase! This event brings together graduating engineering seniors to present their design projects in a dynamic and engaging exhibition.  Capstone design is the pinnacle of the undergraduate engineering experience, where students demonstrate their mastery of technical skills, problem-solving abilities, and real-world application of engineering principles. From sustainable energy solutions to robotics, the projects on display represent a diverse range of disciplines and address pressing challenges faced by society today.

Download the e-Week 2024 Capstone Design Showcase Project Summaries

*Mechanical Engineering will start at 12 PM, Biomedical Engineering will start at 12:30. All other programs will start at 1:00 PM

College of Engineering Advisory Council Meeting | 8:00-4:00 PM | Bliss Hall 410 (Not Open to Public)

Student e-Ball | 7:00 PM – Midnight | Toray Commons, FCAE 
Featuring DJ BEAZY.

Monday, April 15

IEP Social Hour | 12:30-1:30 PM | Engineering Quad (rain date Wednesday 4/17)
As a part of the block party that the International Engineering Program is sponsoring, this will be a special social hour for all IEP students.  

IEP Block Party | 1:30-3:30 PM | Engineering Quad (rain date Wednesday 4/17)
The International Engineering Program (IEP) is hosting this fun event to kick off e-Week for all engineering students, faculty and staff.  Stop by for lawn games, DIY snack packs to grab & go (while supplies last), and maybe even play with a therapy dog.  There will also be a raffle of IEP T-shirts!

Endowed Professor Lecture by Dr. Arun Shukla | 4:00-5:00 PM | FCAE 010/025
Dr. Shukla will present an overview of the lessons learned in his research endeavors over the last 40 years. The evolution of dynamic experimental mechanics research at URI over this time will be discussed. The seminar will focus on examples from various research projects and the valuable contributions made by URI students to this research.

Research Showcase | 5:00-7:00 PM | Toray Commons, FCAE
Curious about the groundbreaking research being conducted by engineering students at the College of Engineering?  At the Research Showcase, you’ll have the opportunity to engage with poster presentations and dynamic 3-minute talks delivered by a variety of students. From first-year undergraduates supported by the URISE program (Undergraduate Research in Science and Engineering) to doctoral candidates pushing the boundaries of innovation, our students will showcase their passion and expertise across a multitude of disciplines.  Don’t miss the chance to network during the reception, where light refreshments will be served at 5 pm.  Come and be inspired by the next generation of engineering leaders!

Dodgeball (organized by ASME) | 7:30-9:30 PM | Mackal Field House

Tuesday, April 16

Student Organizations Recognition Night| 5:30-7:30 PM | Toray Commons, FCAE
Join us for an evening dedicated to celebrating the outstanding achievements and contributions of our vibrant engineering student organizations! At the Engineering Student Organizations Recognition Night, we shine a spotlight on the remarkable efforts and impactful activities carried out by our diverse range of student groups.  

Jeopardy (Organized by WEM & IISE) | 7:00-8:00 PM | Hillside Lounge

Wednesday, April 17

Evening with Industry  (organized by Theta Tau & MTS) | 5:30-7:00 PM | Hillside Lounge
Get ready for an unforgettable opportunity to connect with industry professionals and alumni!  At Evening with Industry, students will have the chance to engage in meaningful conversations, gain firsthand knowledge about different career paths, and expand their professional network.

Design-Build Contest (organized by NSBE & BBWESTS) | 7:00-9:00 PM | FCAE 010C

Thursday, April 18

CCRI Meet-and-Greet | 10:00-10:30 AM | Bliss Hall 410 (Not Open to Public)
Join us for a special Meet-and-Greet event aimed at fostering connections between CCRI students considering a transfer to our engineering programs.  This is a great opportunity for CCRI students to learn more about our programs and experience the vibrant engineering community at URI.

College of Engineering Picnic | 11:30-1:00 PM | Engineering Quad 
Get ready to soak up the sun (fingers crossed!) and enjoy time filled with fun, food, and festivities at our Annual College Picnic on the Quad! This cherished tradition brings together students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends of the College for a memorable outdoor gathering that celebrates the spirit of our engineering community.  Please RSVP to ensure we have a proper headcount for ordering food. In case of rain, the picnic will be inside the Toray Commons.

RISICA Lecture and Reception | 5:00-7:00 PM | FCAE 010/025
We are honored to welcome back Chemical Engineering alum ’89 and National Academy of Engineering member ’23, Dave Parrillo to give the Annual RISICA Lecture on Leading the Materials Industry through Disruption.  Dave Parrillo is currently the Vice President of Research & Development (R&D) for Dow’s Packaging & Specialty Plastics division. This $28 Billion revenue division of Dow is key to Dow’s decarbonize and grow strategy and includes Dow’s Hydrocarbons & Energy business.  In 2023, Dave was inducted into the highly prestigious National Academy of Engineering for the development and commercialization of new innovative processes and products for consumer and industrial applications.

Abstract: Materials and chemicals impact daily life, as they enable modern healthcare, preservation of food, and delivering performance and efficiency of transportation and infrastructure. The need for sustainable solutions, including transforming waste into valuable resources and reducing the greenhouse gas emissions, is demanding new innovations and collaborations across industry partners. This talk will detail the technology breakthroughs and cross-industry partnership needed to transition an industry to one of low-to-zero carbon and circular solutions that fight climate change towards a sustainable future.  

Escape Room (organized by SWE and IEEE) | 6:30-8:30 | FCAE 010C