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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!

Friday, March 6

Alumni Happy Hour at the Heidelberg, 4 – 6 p.m.

Register now.

Dome Lighting, Outside Overholser, 6:30 p.m.

Dome lighting is the first event of Engineers’ Week. 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! This event draws current students as well as alumni and is a great way to bring the entire college together to kick off E-Week. Dome lighting began as an E-Week stunt when, in 1988, engineers turned the dome on top of Jesse Hall green. The stunt was revived in 2007 and transformed into an annual tradition.

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 

Sunday, March 8

5k Walk/Run,  9 a.m., Potential Energy Cafe Entrance

This race takes place on the streets of Columbia and acts as a way for us to give back to the community. Each year the proceeds from the race are donated. This past year all proceeds benefited Habitat for Humanity. The race is $25 per person. Online payments are made securely via the registration site.

Register now! Registration is open till midnight Friday, March 7. Please note: your registration is not complete until payment is received.

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.

Tuesday, March 10

King and Queen Trip, all day, Jeff City

Each year five queen candidates and five king candidates are chosen to represent the College of Engineering. During this trip, our candidates visit Jefferson City to get a tour of the capital as well as meet state leaders. This is great exposure for the College of Engineering as well as a great experience for all the candidates. After Jefferson City, candidates travel to either Kansas City or St. Louis to see the sights.

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.

Sign up now!

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.

Thursday, March 12

Virtual Lab Exhibits

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 and Naka Hall. Exhibit topics cover biological, chemical, civil, electrical & computer, industrial and mechanical engineering. This is a great opportunity to show what our college has to offer as well as a great recruiting event. E-Week trivia fact: the first Lab Exhibits were held in 1905.

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.

Register here.

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.

Saturday, March 14

Ada Wilson Lecture and SWE Green Tea – Postponed

The Green Tea began in 1919. It was at this time that Mrs. Hurty, an engineering librarian, instituted the tea which was first held in the Engineering Library. Starting in 1950, the engineering faculty’s wives took charge of the tea, and in 1953 they helped celebrate the 50th anniversary of E-Week by completing the shamrock tablecloths. In 1965 the wife of President Elmer Ellis asked that the tea be held in the President’s home and was held there for many years. 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.

St. Pat’s Ball & MUEAO Casino Night at the Tiger Hotel – Postponed

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. During the festivities the Queen and the King are crowned.

Tickets can be purchased at the sales table in Lafferre Hall.

Thank you to MU Engineering Alumni Organization & Recent Alumni Development Board for sponsoring several of the Engineers’ Week events!

  • 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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