Student-Led E-Week Celebrates Engineers

Competing in events such as musical chairs and lab Olympics, dodgeball tournaments and lip-syncing contests, the Cockrell School of Engineering’s E-Week 2013 occurred Feb. 15-24. Engineering students across all departments participated in this week dedicated to engineers, proving that while these students are known for excelling in math and science, they know how to have fun, too.

Students used their humor, intelligence and creativity in participating in a wide array of activities to celebrate National Engineers Week, a nationwide event that runs concurrently. E-Week at the Cockrell School is an annual week of friendly competition between student engineering organizations meant to demonstrate the vital role of engineers in society. Events included a Rube Goldberg competition, a Lego car race, a paper airplane contest and Dr. Ramshorn, a co-ed engineering pageant.

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This year's first-place student organization winners were:

Large orgs: American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE)
Small orgs: Tau Beta Pi (TBP)

The national event was started in 1951 by the National Society of Professional Engineers to increase public awareness and appreciation of the engineering profession and its contributions to society.

Cockrell School's E-Week is organized by a committee within the Student Engineering Council. View E-Week photos on Flickr.