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

April 14, 2008

Students at the University of Colorado at Boulder will celebrate Engineering Days April 16-18 with a variety of fun and entertaining events.

Also known as E-Days, the event is hosted annually by the University of Colorado Engineering Council to celebrate the engineering profession and give students a chance to apply their engineering skills in light-hearted and creative ways.

The annual college egg drop organized by the engineering fraternity Theta Tau will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. at the foot of the Engineering Center Office Tower. The event challenges students to design a device that will protect an egg from breaking during an eight-story fall. Prize categories for this year's egg drop include Most Destroyed Without Damaging Egg, Largest Volume, Crowd Pleaser, Dean's Choice and Best Use of an Engineering Principle.

On Friday, the aerospace honor society Sigma Gamma Tau will sponsor a paper airplane competition from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. in Carlson Gym, and a balsa-wood rocket launch from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on the Business Field. Students can build their rockets at a table set up in the Engineering Center lobby starting on Wednesday.

Other scheduled activities include a water balloon launch, Halo tournament, and carnival. A complete schedule is posted in the Engineering Center lobby.

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