Engineering Days, or E-Days, is a series of fun challenges hosted by the University of Colorado Engineering Council that celebrate the engineering profession by giving students the chance to apply their engineering skills in fun, exciting and creative ways.
In 2013, the week-long festival included some new events and old classics. Contests encouraged students to apply their engineering skills to innovative designs and projects - challenges that are intended to be fun and give the students a well-deserved break from classes before they begin studying for finals.
The Egg Drop is an all-time favorite among students, faculty, and staff. The event challenges students to create a device that will protect an egg that will be dropped from the engineering office tower's eighth story. Prizes are given for the biggest crowd pleaser, the best use of an engineering principle, the most destroyed contraption with an unbroken egg, the largest volume entry, and the dean and department faculty's top choices.