'Engineering Days' To Feature Egg Drop, Carnival, Sporting Events

Published: April 12, 2001

Students in the College of Engineering and Applied Science will apply their design skills and engineering know-how for the sheer fun of it April 16-20 as they compete in the annual Egg Drop and Model Rocket Competition, two of the highlights of Engineering Days 2001 at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Engineering Days, or "E-Days," is a weeklong, tongue-in-cheek celebration of the engineering profession organized by students each spring. Students throughout the Boulder campus are invited to participate.

Engineering Days events are scheduled Monday through Friday of next week. Events are listed below and all events are free. For more information, call the University of Colorado Engineering Council at (303) 492-7475.

o Monday-Friday April 16- 20

Sporting Events - Ultimate Frisbee and Capture the Flag will feature weeklong competition at the business field and other campus locations, with prizes.

o Wednesday April 18

Concert - A capella groups will be featured including "In the Buff" and "Bufferzone," at 7 p.m. in the Math Building Auditorium.

o Thursday April 19

Egg Drop - Students design and build contraptions that allow an egg to survive a seven-story drop from the Engineering Tower. Prizes are awarded for the best designs. Competition starts at 2 p.m. and spectators will gather at the Engineering Center's west entrance. The drop is sponsored by Theta Tau professional engineering fraternity.

Movie Night - Movies will start at 7 p.m. on the Engineering Quad, the residence hall quad west of the Engineering Center, and are sponsored by the Quad Squad.

o Friday April 20

Engineering Carnival - The carnival features a barbecue, music, carnival games and a model rocket competition from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on the Engineering Quad. Co-sponsors of the carnival are campus professional engineering societies and honor societies.