CU-Boulder Engineering Days To Feature Egg Drop, Flight Contest, Rocket Launch

April 18, 2007

Students at the University of Colorado at Boulder are celebrating Engineering Days this week with a variety of fun and challenging events.

Hosted by the University of Colorado Engineering Council, Engineering Days is an annual celebration of the engineering profession and a chance for students to apply their engineering skills in fun and creative ways.

The annual college egg drop organized by Theta Tau will be held Thursday, April 19, beginning at 1 p.m. at the base of the Engineering Center Office Tower. The event, which will be preceded by a high school egg drop starting at about 10 a.m., challenges students to design a device that will protect an egg from breaking during an eight-story fall.

On Friday, students will hold a rubber band-powered flight contest starting at 10 a.m. in Carlson Gymnasium and a balsa wood rocket launch competition from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on the Business Field. Students can build model airplanes and rockets throughout the week at a table set up in the Engineering Center lobby.