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