Engineers Week


Career Fair
12 - 3 PM

Alumni Panel
4 - 5 PM

Open House
5 - 8 PM

SUNY Canton invites students of all ages and their families to celebrate Engineers Week. All are welcome to tour the Canino School of Engineering (Nevaldine) to learn about the current engineering technology programs available at Canton. There will be various activities and demonstrations from current engineering tech students and faculty with various prizes awarded. Dinner and Refreshments will be provided!

Gravity-Propelled Racing: Feb 26 - 7:00 PM

In this creative and hot-wheels/Olympic themed racing competition, participants design, construct, and race a gravity-propelled vehicle. Students will have 30 minutes to use the provided materials to build their racer. Once their device is constructed, they will race against other teams to determine the fastest time!

Build Times: 5:15 PM, 5:30 PM, 5:45 PM, 6:00 PM, 6:15 PM, 6:30 PM

Race Time: 7:00 PM

A maximum of 30 teams can compete. Two members per team. Space is limited.

Category 1: 9th – 12th grade

  • 1st Place Team: $1,200 SUNY Canton Scholarship Each
  • 2nd Place Team: $500 SUNY Canton Scholarship Each
  • 3rd Place Team: $100 SUNY Canton Gift Card Each

Category 2: 3rd – 8th grade

  • 1st Place Team: Lego Mindstorm Kit Each
  • 2nd Place Team: RC Car Kit Each
  • 3rd Place Team: Lego Car Kit Each

Open House Activities: Feb 26 - 5:00 - 8:00 PM

  • Mechatronics
    Come check out the new Mechatronics lab! You will see various projects related to robotics and the biomedical field. See. Where. The. Future. Is. Headed!
  • Any Time Is Slushy Time
    Enjoy this delightful treat and learn about the components that can transform a liquid into ice and be so delicious! They will be made to order!
  • Global Water Crisis
    Across the Earth, global warming and population growth are creating water supply issues.  Communities face the reality of dwindling supplies and limited access.  Learn about the issues – where do we get our water, how do we use it and how much do we use, why is our supply dwindling and what are the impacts, and what solutions are there as we move forward into the future.  It’s an eye opening topic that impacts us all.  How can you be part of the solution to this global problem?
  • eSports
    SUNY Canton's eSports teams offer students a chance to participate in video game competitions at the collegiate level. Come check out all the awesome gamer stuff! Don't be a N00B and sh0 ↑
  • The Award Winning Bridge Team
    Students of the award winning bridge team will display past and future designs of their ASCE winning steel bridges. These 1/10 scale bridges have shown to be competitive in competition. With a total of 15 first place Regional wins and 10 top ten (with 1 win; 2009) finishes in the nation since 1995. Come and celebrate their achievements over the years!
  • Westpoint Bridge Designer
    This demonstration involves using the West Point Bridge Designer Software to build and test bridges on the computer! Come and connect with Dr. Yilei and build yourself a bridge! Truss us, it will be FUN!
  • Women in STEM
    Come check out these fun activities that our Women in Engineering club has developed! They will challenge you to new heights!
Three photos of middle school students working on Engineers Week demos.
  • Solar Trainer
    Do you want to learn about solar power…come and check this solar trainer out!
  • Engineering Club
    The Engineering Club always has various projects going on throughout the year and they will have an assortment of fun things to check out! Be a sport and join the club activities!
  • SUNY Canton MET Machine Shop Lab
    Come check out the Mechanical Engineering Technology machine shop lab out. See what type of operations are going on!
  • SUNY Canton EET Lab
    Come into the electrical lab and check out the awesome projects that students are working on! You will be shocked!
  • Virtual Reality and Building Information Modeling (BIM)
    Come explore virtual reality by walking through a computer generated drawing of a house!
  • Password Games
    If you are interested in computer related programs, stop by the Computer Networking Lab in Nevaldine North 128 to play the password games. You can enter the provided URLs on any web browser to play them. Each game has five levels, and you need to guess or find the password at each level successfully to complete it.
  • VR Experience!
    See the latest in VR technology by playing VR games.
Students looking at water samples.Students testing water samples with Professor Adrienne Rygel.

Alumni Panel: Feb 26 - 4:00 - 5:00 PM

Miriah Mono, Assistant Engineering Tech CAD Operator with CHA Consulting Inc.

Rachel Reed, Graduate Student, PhD in Applied Mathematics, Teaching Assistant, Clarkson University

Andrew Walker, International Wire Group

Eric Hayes, Interim Manager, New York Distribution Operations with TRC

Paul Ford, Engineering Technician II (MEP Division) with AES Northeast

Codi McKee, Graduate Assistant Researcher at Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES), Texas A&M University

Lunch & Learn: Feb 28 - 12:00 PM - Nevaldine North 102

Tom Coakley - History of Prosthetic Development

Tom, a Vietnam veteran and amputee, is the former Vice President for Administrative Operations at St. Lawrence University where he also taught economics and business. He is a Director for the Amputee Coalition, an organization that advocates for prosthetic parity. The advancement of prosthetics since the late 1960s has been most significant. It is also correlated with a greater assimilation of the amputee community into our everyday culture. Tom will discuss that progress from a patient’s perspective and talk about current and future technology, including limb transplantation and replantation, and osteointegration.

Tom Coakley