Members of the College of Engineering gathered at the annual engineers’ awards banquet on Thursday in the multipurpose room of the RUC to announce the “Best Darn Major” of E-Week and crown a new Mr. and Ms. Engineering.
E-week occurs the third week of February and includes different competitions and fundraisers for engineer majors. They compete for the Choo Choo trophy and have bragging rights for a year, according to the Engineer Joint Council.
The overall winner is selected by the major’s placement in the competitions, money gathered in the coin contest and tickets sold for the awards banquet.
This year’s winner of E-Week’s “Best Darn Major” is chemical engineering for the fourth consecutive year with seniors Jacob Green and Anna Lowery winning Mr. and Ms. Engineering.
“We have the best student body, and we are all one big family,” Green said.
“I knew we were gonna win cause we are the best darn major,” Lowery said.
The chemical engineering team received first place in the quiz bowl and chili-cooking contest. They also had the most tickets sold with 34 students attending at the banquet.
The computer science team won the build-a-bridge challenge, egg drop and video game competitions. The mechanical engineering team won the cardboard boat race and dodge ball game. Civil and environmental engineering students won the tug-of-war tournament
“All the friendly competition is great. It can get really heated, but it is also fun seeing all the engineers interact with each other,” Lowery said.