Engineers Day

SUNY Canton invites students and their families of all ages 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!



Engineering Challenge - Zip Line Race: Feb 28 - 6:30 PM

In this creative and high-speed racing action competition, participants design, construct, and race a zip-line racer. Students will have 20 minutes to use the provided materials to build their racer. Once their device is constructed, they will race against other teams in a single elimination heat event!

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

Category 1: 9th – 12th grade

  • 1st Place Team: $1,300 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 Each
  • 3rd Place Team: Rocket Kit Each

Open House Activities: Feb 28 - 5:00 - 8:00 PM

  • 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!
  • Capturing Heat Transfer
    In this too hot to handle activity, heat transfer will be imaged through a thermal camera. How hot are you?
  • Everybody loves to break things!
    Concrete....It’s all around us, we see it, we walk on it and depend on its strength everyday. Come and discover the history, production and strength testing of concrete. Using our axial compression testing machine, we will “smash” concrete test cylinders to determine their strength!
  • Heat with the Sun - Myth or Miracle
    Have you ever wondered how much heat the sun can produce? Or what’s the best orientation for window placement in your house for optimal solar gain in St. Lawrence County? Well, you will after visiting this demonstration! Come check it out and maybe we can convince you to modify your house!
  • Impact of Agricultural Runoff of Waterways
    GLOBAL WATER CRISIS!!!! Across the Earth, communities face water quality issues, dwindling supply, and limited access as populations grow, demand increases, and we start to see the impacts of climate change. Learn about the issues and see how our students are researching one topic - the impact that agriculture is having on water quality in rivers, lakes, and bays.
  • Introduction to Engineering and Architectural 2D/3D and BIM software
    Engineering students just love drawing, designing, and modeling with Autodesk. This software brings their designs to life. Stop by the computer lab to explore the world of Autodesk and to see how it enhances students’ education!
  • Powersports Lab
    Come check out all the fun toys in the powersports lab…ATVs, snowmobiles, motorcycles, and side by sides. Also, there will be a demonstration on how to correctly bore a powersports engine cylinder.
  • Robot & Octopuz
    Observe an industrial 6-axis robot arm perform automated manufacturing tasks and see how offline programming software streamlines the process. MasterCam 3D modeling CAM software and OCTOPUZ robotic simulations in action.
  • Soldering & Brazing
    Check out the air conditioning lab and observe how you can solder and braze copper!
  • Spaghetti Structure Testing
    Come check out this cool instrument that can measure the strength of spaghetti structures. Even build a small structure design and then break it to pieces!
  • Subaru Collision Avoidance and Scan Tool
    How can you improve driving security and make the roads a safer place? By having the latest and greatest collision avoidance software installed on your car! Check this demonstration out from Subaru. Don’t avoid this!
  • 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!
  • This Go-kart Will Save You Money At The Gas Pump
    Students of the Alternative Energy Club proposed, developed, and constructed an electric go-kart. It can reach speeds over 30 mph! Come watch this amazing masterpiece. Note that this demonstration will be outside and will be weather dependent.
  • Water Tunnel Aerodynamics
    Have you ever wondered how an airplane works? Take a splash and get your hands wet in this aerodynamic showcase of a water tunnel!
  • Capstone Projects
    Come into the electrical lab and check out the awesome projects that students are working on! You will be shocked!
  • Fastest Finger Competition
    Test your reaction time against your buddy. This Electrical Engineering Technology Senior Design Project Game will have you at the edge of your seat! This digital device determines who has the fastest finger and measures reaction time in a simulated game…ready…set…go!
  • Laser Projection
    Stop into the physics lab to see laser beams bouncing off spinning mirrors to make some crazy, cool, creative designs!
  • 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.
  • Shadow Box and Family History
    This is an interactive exhibition produced between a programming class and an art history class (Art of New Zealand and Oceania). Recorded memories of the students’ ancestors are displayed on a tablet for engagement! Come see this creative project!

Presenter: March 2 - 12:00 PM - Nevaldine North 102

Jerry Bartlett - Centurion: The 128mpg super-car, becomes 200mpg super-star!

This incredible story begins with a magazine from 1982 and becomes a reality just 30 years later. Learn how a backyard-built Kubota-powered sports car, went on capture three unprecedented victories during the Toyota Green Grand Prix at Watkins Glen International Raceway from 2014-2016. Fasten your seat belts as SUNY Canton's own Jerry Bartlett/CrazyJerry brings you "miles of smiles" in this unforgettable presentation!


Industry Leaders Dinner: March 2 - 6:00 - 8:00 PM

The Engineers Week Industry Leaders Dinner will be hosted in Miller Campus Center, rooms 212-214 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. on March 2. President Zvi Szafran will welcome the group and Vice President for Advancement, Anne Sibley and Dean Mike Newtown will speak about our approach to engineering technology education. Guests will be invited to talk about their hiring needs and their suggestions for our programs. The evening will also feature virtual and walking tours of the Canino School of Engineering. Dinner will be served buffet style with vegetarian options.

Parking is available behind Nevaldine South. » View Map