Engineers’ Week Events

Engineers' Week Events

Participating in E-Week

illustration of Jesse Hall's dome bathed in green to celebrate engineers' weekIt is every engineer’s duty to participate in the celebration of Engineers’ Week and pay homage to our patron saint, St. Patrick. All students are encouraged to get involved, especially freshmen and sophomores.

Sign up for the events! Apply to be a member of St. Pat’s Court today! Tell your engineering classmates! Come out and join in the fun during the week’s activities.

Engineers’ Week Events 2018

There’s a lot to do, so get involved March 9-18, 2018!

Friday, March 9

Alumni Happy Hour, 4-6 P.M., The Heidelberg

The Recent Alumni Development Board will be hosting a social for all College of Engineering alumni at The Heidelberg from 4-6 p.m. on Friday, March 10 right before the E-Week Dome Lighting Ceremony. Once the social concludes, the group will walk across the quad just in time to kick of the Dome Lighting Ceremony.

Dome Lighting, 5:30 P.M., Overholser Atrium

The event includes engineering-themed songs, a reading from the scroll of St. Patrick, and a speech from our honorary guest, who kicks off the ceremonious lighting of the dome of Jesse Hall green to mark the start of Engineers’ Week! Dome lighting began as an E-Week stunt in 1988, when engineers turned the dome on top of Jesse Hall green. The stunt was revived in 2007 and transformed into an annual tradition. This will be the eleventh annual dome lighting celebration.

Saturday, March 10

Celtic Games, 8-10 A.M., Perry Legend

The Celtic Games, traditional Irish activities with a modern twist. Traditional contests include barrel rolling, log throwing, toga tying and footraces. Winners will be declared and posted online. The games will be held outside, so dress warmly and remember to wear green.

Road Rally, 10 A.M., Perry Legend

Tricky puzzles, crazy stunts and the fun of a road trip – Road Rally is the event no one should miss! Open to anyone and everyone, this event serves as a major kick-off to Engineers’ Week. Road Rally requires fast thinking and quick navigation. It has proved to be an event unlike any other and continues to be a favorite.

Sunday, March 11

5k/10k Walk/Run, 9 A.M., Tiger Plaza

Proceeds go to Habitat for Humanity. The race is $20 per person. Online payments are made securely via the registration site. Register online today. Registration is open online until 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 6, 2018. Please note: Your registration is not complete until payment is received.

Monday, March 12

Hotdog Banquet, 11 A.M. – 1 P.M., Overholser Atrium

The Hot Dog Banquet will be hosted outside of the Overholser Atrium. Come enjoy free hot dogs, chips, and drinks! There might even be a hot dog eating contest.

Engineering is a Team effort – How can you tackle Group Work? 5:30 – 7 P.M., Ketcham Auditorium W1005

Join in this Interactive Theater Troupe production, hosted by the Inclusivity Center, sponsored by the College of Engineering and the College of Education. Preregister online.

Tuesday, March 13

King and Queen Trip, All day, Jefferson City and Kansas City

more to come

IEEE, 1 – 5 P.M., 3rd floor Lafferre Hall

more to come

Wednesday, March 14

Mizzou Giving Day

Mizzou Giving Day is the University of Missouri’s first-ever day long campaign to raise support from our alumni and friends. This 24-hour campaign is from noon March 15 to noon, March 16. Mizzou Giving Day is an exciting initiative to inspire you and the entire university community.

Sigma Phi Delta Quiz Bowl – Final; 5:30 P.M., Willies Pub & Pool

Come out to the E Week Quiz Bowl hosted by Sig Phi! 1st place winners will receive E-Week Ball Tickets, 2nd place will receive E-Week T Shirts, and 3rd place will receive E-Week Pint Glasses! Register online to participate in the bowl.

Skits & BBQ

Smoke-n-Honor BBQ will be cooking up some legendary meats—you don’t want to miss this feast. During the meal, watch as king and queen candidates perform hilarious skits. Buy tickets at the sales table in Lafferre Hall during E-Week or at the door.

Thursday, March 15

Lab Exhibits, 9 A.M. – 4 P.M., Lafferre Hall

One of Engineers’ Week’s oldest traditions, Lab Exhibits are held on Thursday. Through lab exhibits, MU engineers can demonstrate their work and passions to elementary, middle school and high school students. Lab exhibits are stationed along tour routes in Lafferre Halls.

E-Week trivia fact: Lab exhibits are one of the oldest traditions. The first exhibits were held in 1905.

Friday, March 16

Professor for a Day, 9 A.M. – 3 P.M., C2205 Lafferre Hall

During Professor for a Day, visiting engineers, known as guest professors, lecture during standard classes. These speakers share with the students their professional knowledge and real-world experiences. Their lectures are applicable to the classes in which they are speaking.

Scientists Across Cultures, Noon – 1 P.M., Inclusivity Center W1026 Lafferre Hall

Join us for our famous Cultural Immersion Lunches as we discuss this month’s theme of Scientists Across America. Hosted by the Inclusivity Center. Preregister online.

Knighting Ceremony and Grand Kowtow, 5 – 6 P.M., The Shamrock

Since 1906, seniors graduating from MU with degrees in engineering have been made Knights and Ladies of St. Patrick. Before knighting the current students, St. Patrick bestows the title of Honorary Knight to active engineers and others who have made significant contributions. After the Honorary Knights have been honored, the students are knighted. At the end of the ceremony, St. Patrick is escorted out as the new knights and the audience bow to the saint. This tradition is known as the Grand Kowtow. It began in 1905, a year before the Knighting Ceremony was introduced as part of E-week.

Saturday, March 17

Ada Wilson Lecture and SWE Green Tea, 11:30 A.M. – 3 P.M., Ketcham Auditorium W1005 Lafferre Hall

The Green Tea has become an integral part of the University of Missouri Engineers’ Week activities since it began in 1919. In more recent years, the tea has been organized by the Society of Women Engineers so that the women in engineering may be recognized for their accomplishments. Once the Ada Wilson Lecture concludes, the attendees are invited to head over to the chancellor’s residence for Green Tea and light snacks from 2-4pm.

St. Patrick’s Ball and MUEAO Casino Night, Door open at 6:30 P.M., Peachtree Banquet Center

St. Pat’s Ball, the concluding Engineers’ Week event, is one of the oldest E-week traditions. It began in 1905. The ball includes dinner (7 P.M.), dancing (8:30 P.M.) and casino games hosted by the MU Engineering Alumni Organization. Department participation points for E-Week activities will be tallied. During the ball, the department with the most spirit and participation throughout E-week will be announced. Tickets can be purchased at the sales table in Lafferre Hall.

  • History
  • As a tradition with origins stemming back to the 1903, all engineering students revere Mizzou’s Engineers’ Week.
  • e-week Events
  • It is every engineer’s duty to participate in the celebration of Engineers’ Week.
  • St. Patrick's Court
  • Five queen candidates and Five king candidates make up St. Patrick’s court.
  • Merchandise
  • Engineers’ Week merchandise is available Monday-Friday throughout E-Week.
  • Sponsors
  • We would like to thank all of our Engineers’ Week sponsors.
  • Contact Us
  • Feel free to contact us if you would like additional information or have any questions.
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