Engineering Student Council, with support from the Opus College, will host Engineers Week (E-Week) from Monday, Feb. 15, through Friday, Feb. 19, 2021. E-Week is part of a national celebration to honor the many ways engineers make a difference through their profession. This year’s activities include faculty-student events, social events, a job fair and prizes. Check out the complete schedule of events below. All events are Virtual, unless otherwise noted. 

For questions, please contact Engineering Student Council

Schedule of events:

Monday, Feb. 15: Career Prep & Kick-Off

Cookie Pick-Up!

Engineering Hall: First floor lobby from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Show us your COVID Cheq to pick up FREE custom-made cookies for tonight’s kickoff event, Desserts with the Dean.

Engineering Industry Resume Review

Click to join the Resume Review here from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Meet with industry partners to perfect your resume before Friday’s career fair. Sign up for 20 minute time slots & join the teams link at the start of your slot time.

Pre-Registration is required.

E-Week 2021 Kick-Off: Desserts with the Dean

Click to join the Desserts with the Dean Event from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Enjoy cookies and desserts in the comfort of your home or apartment while meeting with Opus Dean Kris Ropella and other students and faculty of the college. Kick off the start of E-Week 2021 by winning some prizes on Dessert Engineering trivia!

Tuesday, Feb. 16: Service in Engineering

Speaker Session: Engineering COVID Response

Click to join Engineering COVID Response Session from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Opus College of Engineering Instructor Professors of Practice, Dana Cook and Noelle Brigham share their experience and efforts with the United Nations Development Programme as it relates to using their expertise and time to help combat COVID in inspiring and innovative ways.

Dana Cook:  With more than 13 years of experience in the medical device industry as an embedded software engineer and systems engineer, Dana has worked as part of global teams to develop new products in patient monitoring and defibrillation for the EMS, air medical, military, cardiac catheterization lab, and electrophysiology lab markets. She is also a co-inventor of four design patents. 

As an Instructor Professor of Practice in the Opus College of Engineering, Dana will develop a certificate in systems engineering targeted to emphasize topics most relevant to industry and meet the needs of practicing engineers seeking to further their development.

Noelle BrighamNoelle is a licensed Professional Engineer with over 20 years of experience in sustainability and environmental engineering in the consumer products and consulting industries. In her sustainability role, Noelle developed global strategies and lead implementation plans for research & development and engineering for consumer product formulation and packaging. She also led sustainability and environmental programs for North America consumer product manufacturing including air quality, waste management, soil and groundwater remediation, ISO 14001, and energy reduction. As a consultant, Noelle managed environmental programs for domestic and global industries including oil refining, military, glass manufacturing, chemical, electric power generation, and automotive.

As an Instructor Professor of Practice in the Opus College of Engineering, Noelle will develop certificate programs in the areas of sustainability and environmental engineering, and expand the current environmental engineering curriculum to include air quality engineering. The certificate programs will connect industrial applications and case studies to the curriculum to meet the career advancement needs of practicing engineers.

Speaker Session: Engineering Hope

Click to join Engineering Hope Session from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Opus College of Engineering Instructor, Michael W. Paddock, P.E., P.S., shares with us the importance of using our engineering skills to help others around the globe. 

Michael W. Paddock, P.E., P.S.: Senior Technical Advisor for COVID19 for the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) & Marquette University Instructor

After unexpectedly surviving Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, Mike and his wife Cathy set out on a mission to allow him to use his engineering skills to help others around the globe.

Mike has led over 70 international service projects across five continents, with a focus on bridges, schools and potable water and served as Engineers Without Borders USA’s Chief Engineer before joining UNDP. 

Previously, Mike was a senior program manager with CH2M HILL where he managed multi-Billion dollar transportation projects such as the design for the Marquette Interchange; the Mitchell Interchange and the Zoo Interchange project.

Mike has over 30 years of experience and is a Professional Engineer (WI & NM) and Professional Surveyor (WI).  He also recently published the book BRIDGING BARRIERS – How a Community Changed Its Future with Help from Engineers Without Borders USA Volunteers. 

Wednesday, Feb. 17: Diversity & Inclusion

Donut Giveaway / Hot Chocolate Giveaway: 

Engineering Hall: First floor lobby from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Stop by the lobby of Engineering Hall to grab FREE individually wrapped donuts from Krispy Kreme and hot chocolate to aid you through the cold weather of February! 

Please be sure to complete your COVID Che2 before visiting E-Hall. 

Speaker Panel: Diversity & Inclusion in Engineering

Click to join Diversity & Inclusion in Engineering Panel from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Join key leaders from industry and academia for an interactive panel discussion that takes a deep dive into the importance of diversity and inclusion in engineering, and expert insight into how we can best promote inclusive environments. 

Panelists Include:

Natasha Turman, Director of Women in Science and Engineering Residence Program (WISE RP), The University of Michigan

Michael Barber, Chief Diversity Officer, General Electric 

Dean Kris Ropella, Opus Dean College of the Opus College of Engineering, Marquette University

Ramzi Hermiz, Chairman of automotive industry association OESA, Chair, Automotive Hall of Fame; past CEO Shiloh Industries and 2019 Distinguished Alumnus of the Year, Opus College of Engineering.

Game Night!

Click to join Game Night from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Take a break from your studies and bring your friends for the chance to play some fun games & win awesome prizes! 

Break out rooms with games & prizes! Games include: Kahoots, Quiplash, Uno, Pictionary & more in tournament style!

Thursday, Feb. 18: Young Alumni Day

Movie Night Givaway:

Engineering Hall: First floor lobby from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Come to E-Hall and pick up popcorn & your choice of candy to watch Hidden Figures tonight with your roomies! Movie will begin showing via Teams at 7 p.m.

Tonight’s Movie Night & Snacks are graciously sponsored by Lapmaster Wolters!

Since 1948, industry has relied on Lapmaster International to solve the most challenging precision surfacing problems. With over 50 years of experience, Lapmaster has a proven history of successfully developing cost effective processing solutions for virtually any application. Whether its precision sizing, flatness, parallelism, or surface finish that's required, Lapmaster has the solution! Lapmaster serves the Fine Grinding, Advanced Materials, Precision Optics, Bore Honing and Finishing, Lapping/Polishing and Metallographic markets through an expanding network of sales and services offices located throughout the world.



Young Alumni Panel 

Click to join Young Alumni Panel 1 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.

Join recent Marquette Alumni from various backgrounds for a chance to learn where they are now, how they got to where they are, and how Marquette impacted them on their early career journey. 

Panelists Include: 

Hasan Barakat ‘19: Hasan is currently a Jr. Product Manager in the 3T MRI Segment and is part of the Edison Engineering Development Program at GE Healthcare in Waukesha, WI. He graduated in December 2019 with a degree in Biomedical Engineering with a focus on Biocomputing and a concentration in Engineering Leadership. 

Mackenzie Tannhauser ‘16: Mackenzie graduated from Marquette in 2016 with a degree in Biomedical Engineering (with a major in Bioelectronics), and was one of the first graduates of the E-Lead program. Mackenzie currently lives in Minneapolis, and has worked for nearly 5 years with Smiths Medical, a mid-size medical device company specializing in Infusion pumps, tracheostomy tubes, and many other products. In her current role as a Systems Engineer, Mackenzie focuses on product validation, working with customers to develop testing to ensure the right product is built for the right end-users. 

Marisa Filter '16: Marisa graduated from Marquette as an Electrical Engineer with the class 2016.  While at MU, Marisa had two internships and a co-op in product design. Upon graduation She worked at Harley Davidson as a designer engineer for two-and-a-half years before moving to Boston to join her current company where she works as a Customer Success Manager.  In the fall she will start her MBA at the University of Chicago Booth.

Chandler North '18: Chandler graduated with a degree in Biomedical Engineering with a concentration in Engineering Leadership (E-Lead) In May 2018. He has worked at Plexus Corporation for almost 3 years in various roles. His current programs are [1] Medtronic’s Robotic Surgery System – leveraging suppliers and manufacturers of plastics, metals, hardware, etc to provide Cost Down ideas (“what are the best ways to manufacture this part?  Are there any design changes that would reduce cost?”).  [2] Terumo BCT, a program racing to market – in a manufacturing transition role, getting the right designs, parts, etc to manufacturing  as quickly and as high quality as possible.


Young Alumni Panel 2

Click to join Young Alumni Panel 2 from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Join recent Marquette Alumni from various backgrounds for a chance to learn where they are now, how they got there, and how Marquette impacted their early career journey. 

Panelists Include: 

Peter Nguyen ‘20: Ensign Peter Nguyen (win) graduated with the Marquette Class of 2020 with a Bachelors Degree in Construction Engineering. He currently serves as a Civil Engineer Corps officer in the United States Navy.

Upon receipt of his degree, Peter attended Officer Candidate School in Newport, Rhode Island where he received his commission with Naval Mobile Construction Battalion ONE in Gulfport, Mississippi where he serves as the current Operations and Anti-Terrorism Officer. Peter is a graduate of Officer Candidate School, Expeditionary Combat School, and currently attends Civil Engineer Corps Officer School.

Phil Parisi ‘20: Phil graduated with his Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering in May 2020 and promptly moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico where he works for Sandia National Laboratories performing autonomous system research applied to hexacopters and other mobile robots. This coming Fall, Phil will return to graduate school for a PhD in Ocean Engineering to study underwater autonomous vehicles.

Abraham Ortiz Tapia '17: Abraham (he/him/his), is a J.D. candidate at the University of Illinois College of Law. He aspires to practice intellectual property law while finding ways to serve marginalized and underrepresented communities. Prior to attending the College of Law, Abraham worked as an Intellectual Property Paralegal at Banner & Witcoff, Ltd. in Chicago, IL, prosecuting domestic and international design patents for a variety of clients. After completing his Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering, Abraham served as an AmeriCorps volunteer with College Possible - Milwaukee and interned with Immigration and Refugee Services at Catholic Charities Milwaukee. Currently, he serves as a board member of the MU Hispanic Alumni Association and is actively involved in the MU Young Alumni Association. Abraham is a powerhouse in the workplace and in his communities where he uses his leadership philosophy, focused on leading with authenticity and empathy, to listen, engage, and grow with others. Nada es imposible.

Cate Beauchamp '16: Cate graduated with a major in biomechanical engineering, and as a member of the inaugural E-Lead class in 2016. Since then, she has worked in data centers, traveled Monday-Thursday as a consultant, led projects, designed and implemented solutions, and driven success with 100+ clients in varying industries. Cate currently works as a Consultant for a software firm, Fusion Risk Management, designing, leading and maturing solutions on the Salesforce Lightning platform, specifically in the risk management space. Beyond class and the office - her non-work "roles" include nitro-coffee-snob, mental health advocate, avid reader, traveler and lover of all things music!


 Movie Night! Featuring Hidden Figures 

Click to join Movie Night featuring Hidden Figures- showing will begin at 7 p.m.

Join us for a fun & virtual movie night via Teams! Bring your popcorn and candy from earlier today and enjoy!

hidden figures movie

A team of female African-American mathematicians overcome obstacles to play a vital role in NASA during the early years of the U.S. space program.

Friday, Feb. 19: Career Fair Day

Engineering Job Fair: 

Internships, Co-Ops, Full Time Job Opportunities: 

Registration Required  from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

This is your chance to connect virtually with professionals from a variety of industries! This VIRTUAL fair is open to both undergraduate and graduate students from all disciplines and all class years!

The Virtual Engineering Job Fair will be hosted via the Handshake platform.

As we approach the date of the fair, we'll follow up with you and all registrants to share details about how you will be able to engage with employers in this virtual environment. Available interactions will include:

  • Video, audio, and chat communication with employers
  • 1:1 meetings scheduled in advance
  • Group meetings with other students


Contact Industry Relations with any questions! |  or 414.288.7134 . 

Monday - Friday: Daily Giveaways

Giveaway / TikTok / DIY Challenge Information 

Daily Giveaways


Each day during E-Week 2021, Engineering Student Council will be giving away prizes to attendees who attend full sessions and presentations. At the end of every virtual event, two participants will be chosen at random to receive prizes. Daily giveaway winners must be current College of Engineering students, faculty or staff. Winners will be announced LIVE at the end of every event. Must be present to win.

 Engineering TikTok Challenge

TikTok must be publicly posted by the end of day on Thursday, February 18th.

Show your creativity and comedy by creating a TikTok and entering into our #MUEWeek2021 TikTok Challenge!

Rules, Submission, & Winning Details: 

  • Post on public account by Thursday (2/18)
  • Post with #MUEWeek2021


  • You may create your TikTok alone or with a group
  • Bonus points if you can make it engineering themed or in an MU Engineering location :)

Winners will be announced on Friday, February 19th and chosen based on most interactions as well as votes from ESC members.