Engineers' Week

St. Patrick's Court

Ten E-Week Royalty candidates make up St. Patrick’s Court. These individuals attend all Engineers’ Week activities and represents the College of Engineering at the University of Missouri. Traditionally, at the St. Pat’s Ball, one queen candidate and one king candidate are crowned the Queen and King of Engineers’ Week.

This is one of the oldest and greatest honors that can be bestowed upon an Engineer at Mizzou.

Tradition

Current queen candidates each decorate a sash declaring their candidacy. This sash is to be worn on the right shoulder. King candidates each harvest and tame a shillelagh, a green staff. Sashes must be worn and shillelaghs must be carried at all times during E-week. A candidate caught without their sash or shillelagh must read the Edict of St. Patrick in front of the proper official to have their item returned.

In addition to attending and leading E-week events, candidates perform service activities, travel across Missouri and meet with government officials.

History

E-week kings and queens started in 1921. At the time, queen candidates were neither engineers nor MU students. Non-engineering students from Stephens College and Columbia Christian College (now Columbia College) competed for the title of Queen of Love and Beauty. Competitions for the king title, and therefore king candidates, did not exist until 1984.

2022 Engineering Week King and Queen

Joseph Thornhill portrait

Joseph Thornhill

Electrical Engineering / Chicago, Ill.

Riley Jackson portrait

Riley Jackson

Electrical Engineering / Blue Springs, Mo.


Meet the Royal Court Candidates of 2022 

Kings

Nathan Kientzy portrait

Nathan Kientzy

Electrical Engineering / Silex, Mo.


Carl Lewis portrait

Carl Lewis II

Chemical Engineering / St. Louis, Mo.


Camdon Murphy portrait

Camdon Murphy

Civil and Environmental Engineering / West Plains, Mo.


Andrew Slater portrait

Andrew Slater

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering / Des Moines, Iowa


Joseph Thornhill portrait

Joseph Thornhill

Electrical Engineering / Chicago, Ill.


Queens

Bella Bowers portrait

Bella Bowers

Biomedical Engineering / Scott City, Mo.


Riley Jackson portrait

Riley Jackson

Electrical Engineering / Blue Springs, Mo.


Camila Leiva portrait

Camila Leiva

Chemical Engineering / San Pedro Sula, Honduras


Genevieve Saab portrait

Genevieve Saab

Computer Science / Columbia, Mo.


Rebecca Shyu portrait

Rebecca Shyu

Computer Science / Columbia, Mo.