Engineering Day

Science, technology, engineering and math careers are in high demand. We are committed to helping local students turn their interest in STEM classes into future careers. To help them explore the vast array of possibilities, we invite high school juniors and seniors to Engineering Day.

Students spend the day learning about a variety of engineering disciplines and other related professions, participating in hands-on workshops, touring local engineering sites, and networking at a career and education fair staffed by local engineering firms and colleges. 

The event takes place in February, during National Engineers Week.

Event Details & Registration

February 22-24, 2022
8AM - 11AM
Check-in: 8AM - 8:30AM

* Due to COVID-19 restrictions, 2022's Engineering Day will be held virtually.

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Meeting number (access code): 2761 660 8916


Meeting password: USACEe-week2022


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Welcome Letter

Dear Educators,

I would like to personally invite you and your students to join us this February for a Virtual Engineers Week Event.

Each year during National Engineers Week, we host high school students interested in exploring the disciplines of science, technology, engineering, and math to demonstrate why these subjects are relevant by highlighting real-world examples of engineering all around us.

Our organization is driven by civilian employees but led by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers military officers. We are the nation's premier public engineering firm and provide a full spectrum of engineering services, including infrastructure construction such as canals, levees and dams, which provide flood protection, inland commercial navigation, hydropower production and recreation opportunities. We even assist the nation in emergency response.

Our goal is to inspire the next generation of local students to turn their STEM interests into rewarding careers.

I invite you to learn more about our Engineering Week by watching a short video, which you can find at the following link:

Lastly, I want to offer my heartfelt gratitude for all you’ve done to provide quality education to our youth and stay connected with our communities despite the significant hurdles thrown your way during the pandemic. You’ve exemplified perseverance.

Steven R. Miles, Director, Hydroelectric Design Center

Event Schedule


Tuesday (8:30 – 11 AM)

  • 8:30-9 AM: Portland District’s Colonel Helton will provide opening introductions
  • 9-9:10 AM: USACE Mission Video 2021
  • 9:10-10 AM: Virtual Tour of Lookout Point Dam (Structural and Mechanical Engineering)
  • 10-11 AM: Automated Controls and Cyber Security (Multidisciplinary Engineering)

You can view Tuesday's session here;

Wednesday (8:30 – 11 AM)

  • 8:30-9 AM: Tualatin Valley RAS Model (Hydraulic Engineering)
  • 9-9:30 AM: Careers in Geotechnical Engineering
  • 8:30-9 AM: Constructing a Jetty (Civil and Construction Engineering)
  • 10-10:30 AM: The Dalles Miter Gate Project (Structural Engineering)
  • 10:30-11 AM: Careers in Electrical Engineering

You can view Wednesday's session here;

Thursday (8:30 – 11 AM)

  • 8:30-9:20 AM: Career Opportunities at USACE (Engineer in Training Program)
  • 9:20-10:10 AM: Preventing Dam Failures
  • 10:10-11 AM: College Preparation and Success – Panel Discussion

You can view Thursday's session here;