Engineers' Week Events
Participating in E-Week
It 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 2020
There’s a lot to do, so get involved March 6-14, 2020!
Saturday, March 7
Celtic Games, Perry Legend, 8-10 a.m.
The Celtic Games, traditional Irish activities with a modern twist. Traditional contests include barrel rolling, log throwing, toga tying and foot races. The games will be held outside, so dress warmly and remember to wear green!
Road Rally, Perry Legend, 10 a.m.
This scavenger hunt is one of the most popular events of the week where engineering students, staff members, alumni, and students from across the University come to compete in a friendly competition all over Columbia. The end of the scavenger hunt leads to a venue to enjoy food and good times with everyone! $5 Per Car | 5 can food = 2 Mins off your total time
Monday, March 9
Hot Dog Banquet, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., outside of Overholser Atrium
Hot Dog Banquet is our way to give back to the students of the College of Engineering. We offer a free lunch for all students and faculty. Hosted outside the engineering building this is yet another great way for the College of Engineering to come together.There might even be a hot dog eating contest!
Shamrock Shootout 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament, 2-4 p.m., MizzouRec North Courts 4 & 5
Shamrock Shootout is a friendly basketball competition between students, staff, and faculty in the College of Engineering. Register here.
Wednesday, March 11
Mizzou Giving Day, noon – noon Thursday
Professor for a Day, all day, 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.Many times, this event brings back alumni who love sharing their experiences with the college of engineering students.
Quiz Bowl, Skits and BBQ, 5:30-9:30 p.m.
Skits and BBQ brings students and faculty together. Royalty candidates put on humorous skits that are judged by our very own staff and faculty. Attendees can enjoy delicious Lutz’s BBQ while they enjoy the skits that celebrate the College of Engineering. Before the skits, we work with Sigma Phi Delta who puts on a quiz bowl where students can compete in a battle of minds.
Quiz bowl: 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Skits and BBQ: 6:30pm – 9:30pm
Buy tickets at the sales table in Lafferre Hall during E-Week or at the door.
Friday, March 13
Knighting Ceremony and Grand Kowtow, The Shamrock – Postponed
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 audience bow to the saint. This tradition is known as the Grand Kowtow. The first Honorary Knight, Professor Greene, was knighted in 1907. Other Honorary Knights include astronaut Buzz Aldrin and President Harry Truman. Last year, UM President Mun Choi and Chancellor Cartwright were knighted.
COE Awards Banquet, Country Club of Missouri – Postponed
Engineering Alumni Event, Lafferre Hall – Postponed
Join fellow alumni, faculty and friends for an event celebrating the College of Engineering! Enjoy lunch with the Dean, lab tours and demos throughout Lafferre Hall. Please RSVP by Monday, March 9.
Thank you to MU Engineering Alumni Organization & Recent Alumni Development Board for sponsoring several of the Engineers’ Week events!