The Tech Engineering Joint Council will be combining traditions of the past, technology of the future and new ideas as they host the annual Engineering week Feb. 15-20. This year, students from all six engineering majors will compete in the traditional engineering week events, as well as four new events. The most traditional event, the 25th annual egg launch, will kick off the week of events on Monday at 4 p.m.
The four new events that were added this year are the rockwall, relay race, engineering bowl and cardboard canoe race. Placing in the nine events will count as points toward winning the Best Darn Major Award.
Majors can also win participation points by students attending each event.
According to Engineering Joint Council President Azurae Johnson, Engineering week is going green this year by using as little paper as possible.
Instead of using paper to tally participation points from events, students will be given wristbands at events. Then they can enter information online to get participation points from each event.
The ETC also put engineering week scholarships online this year to save paper.
Other new features of this year’s engineering week are crowning of Mr. and Mrs. Engineer at the Engineering banquet and numerous door prizes at every event. “All majors are welcome to attend any events,” Johnson said.
To learn more about engineering week, to order a t-shirt, or learn more about wristbands and participation points, visit the EJC website at http://orgs.tntech.edu/ejc/.