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Looking back at Engineers’ Week 2017

The green dome atop Jesse Hall. Photo by Shane Epping.

The green dome atop Jesse Hall. Photo by Shane Epping

Here’s a look back at Engineers’ Week 2017:

Photo of Katie Giddens Partise speaking at the dome lighting ceremony.

Katie Giddens Partise, College of Engineering alumna and 2009 E-Week queen, was this year’s guest speaker and honorary switch thrower.

The College of Engineering kicked off it’s 114th annual Engineers’ Week celebration with the traditional Dome Lighting. This year marks the 20th year engineers light the Jesse Hall dome for the week’s festivities. College alumnus and 2009 E-Week queen Katie Giddens Partise was the honored guest speaker and switch thrower.

The. Dome. Is. Lit. #mizzoueweek2k17 has officially started!

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Over the weekend, E-Week goers participated in some of the week’s annual events: The Road Rally and the E-Week 5K race, which raised money for Show-Me Central Habitat for Humanity.

The Beatles wish they were Engineers ☘ @mizzouengineer . . Photo cred: @jayynelly0419

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Rainy and cold weather didn’t put a stop to the events on Monday. Organizers brought the festivities (sans the barbecue grill) indoors for the Hot Dog Banquet.

On Tuesday, E-Week royalty candidates hit the road and traveled to Jefferson City and St. Louis to meet with state and industry leaders.

Photo of Mizzou Giving Day GroupE-Week organizers teamed up with the College of Engineering on Wednesday to kick off Mizzou’s first-ever Mizzou Giving Day, which raised more than $8 million for the University, with more than $1.5 million going to the College. The event lasted 24 hours, ending at noon on Thursday.

Photo of Engineering students at a Lab Day boothThe College hosted several groups of area elementary, middle and high school students at the annual Open House and Lab Exhibits day. The visiting students got a glimpse of the many industries and projects involving all of the College’s academic programs.

Friday was the beginning of the end to E-Week, when graduation seniors and College of Engineering alumni award honorees were knighted by St. Patrick at his appearance at the 101st Knighting Ceremony – among the oldest traditions of E-Week.

Alumni Steve Pierson and Les Palmer were awarded the Missouri Honor Award for Distinguished Service in Engineering and the MUEAO Citation of Merit award at the Engineering Alumni Awards banquet that evening and were knighting honorary knights of St. Patrick earlier in the day.

Faculty and staff also were honored at the banquet. Students from the academic programs were also honored for their achievements from the year. Read about those students here.

Photo of Mizzou SWE President Emma Schweiss, civil engineering professor and SWE faculty adviser Kate Trauth, Dean Elizabeth Loboa, Green Tea organizer and SWE member Taylor Hudson, and Karin Foley. Photo of SWE members at the Green Tea.The final events of the week were held Saturday. IMSE alumna Christine Pierson gave the annual Society of Women Engineers’ Ada Wilson Lecture, named in honor of Mizzou Engineering’s first female graduate. SWE were later joined by Dean Elizabeth Loboa and Karin Foley, wife of Interim Chancellor Hank Foley, at the Residence on the Quad for the annual SWE Green Tea.

The St. Pat’s Ball was the final event of E-Week. Dean Loboa attended the event and crowned Kyle Hagan and Ashton Goldammer as the King and Queen of E-Week.



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