Building Culture and Fun: Impinj Celebrates Engineers Week

March 17, 2016 Adriane Holter

The halls at Impinj were recently filled with boiled eggs parachuting from the stairwell, paper plate cars powered by balloons and bridges constructed from toothpicks. Why you may ask? Because we love engineers!

Engineers Week, a national movement, celebrates the contributions that engineers make to society and promotes the continuing need for and development of the profession. Impinj took up the charge for a week full of fun, thinking and socializing.

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There were no shortage of activities and challenges during the week, including: 

  • The infamous “guess how many things in this jar” contest
  • Daily scavenger hunts
  • A seismic building challenge where engineers were challenged to build the tallest sound structure using materials that can withstand the seismic activities of an earthquake
  • The 9th annual “Egg Drop” challenge where each team/person had 10 straws, 15 feet of paper and ~1 meter of tape to construct a vessel that could withstand a drop from the 12th floor stairwell to the 11th floor stairwell
  • A balloon powered race car challenge using 1 balloon, 5 straws, 1 paper plate, 1 sheet of cardboard, 2 barbecue skewers and 2 feet of tape

So how did Impinj engineers tackle these challenges? See for yourself!

The fun of the week was a perfect encapsulation of the energy of our engineering teams and events and challenges drew crowds from every department. From hardware to software, Impinj engineers are passionate builders of both product and community. Thank you engineers! Want to join the team? We’re hiring - Apply Now

 

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