Building an Engineer Day (BAE)

***Fill out the registration form below for more information about Fall Building an Engineer Day on May 14, 2016!***


Volunteers visit the page here.

Building an Engineer Day is a semiannual event that occurs every Fall and Spring Quarter. Building an Engineer (BAE) Day’s objective is to introduce 6th, 7th and 8th grade students to the different types of engineering through fun hands-on labs facilitated by Cal Poly professors and students.

By the end of the event, we hope to have our attendees able to answer these questions:

  1. What do engineers do?
  2. What types of engineers are there?
  3. How do they go about becoming engineers?

Various engineering clubs at Cal Poly design and facilitate labs for BAE Day attendees. Each club creates a different lab that emphasizes its discipline such as aerospace engineering, mechanical engineering, civil engineering, computer engineering, and more. Attendees are divided into groups of about 15-20 students and will participate in four separate labs throughout the day.

There is a fee of $10 per student which allows students to participate in labs, receive a Building an Engineer Day t-shirt, and are provided pizza for lunch.

Thank you for your interest in Building an Engineer Day and Cal Poly SWE hopes to see you the day of!

If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact Angelica Quach at