Scholarships and Prizes Up for Grabs at SUNY Canton Engineers Week Open House


SUNY Canton is resuming its annual Engineers Week Open House for kids of all ages and families from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7 and will feature a raffle for a chance to win SUNY Canton scholarships.

A student wears virtual reality goggles at Engineer's Week while classmates look on.

The free event aims to inspire students to pursue STEM careers and offer a glimpse into the college’s tech-focused programs. Guests can learn about robotics, meet the college’s award-winning steel bridge team, test out virtual reality equipment, learn about game design principles and more.

A SUNY Canton students assists two younger students in building a tower made from gum drops and spaghetti.

“We have some exciting activities and demonstrations planned, including an opportunity for students to compete in “Super Smash Bros. Ultimate” in our state-of-the-art Esports Arena,” said Dean of the Canino School of Engineering Technology Michael J. Newtown.

The winner of the tournament will win a $50 gift card to the SUNY Canton bookstore. There will also be a raffle for attending high school juniors and seniors to win $2,000 and $1,400 SUNY Canton scholarships.

A student types on a computer during Engineer's Week.

The event, which was last held in 2019, commemorates National Engineers Week, which is dedicated to increasing understanding of, and interest in, engineering and technology careers.

To register for the event, visit the Engineer's Week webpage.

About SUNY Canton

As Northern New York's premier college for career-driven bachelor's degrees, associate degrees and professional certificate programs, SUNY Canton delivers quality hands-on programs in engineering technology, management, and healthcare fields. It is home to the Center for Criminal Justice, Intelligence and Cybersecurity. Faculty members are noted for their professional real-world experience in addition to outstanding academic credentials. As SUNY's leader in online education, SUNY Canton OnLine offers hundreds of flexible and convenient courses as well as 23 online degree programs. The SUNY Canton Kangaroos 15 traditional athletic teams compete at the NCAA Division III level as part of the North Atlantic Conference. SUNY Canton also features varsity esports and cheerleading.