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College of Engineering


Engineers Day


Engineers day

Engineers Day has been a UT College of Engineering tradition for more than 100 years. Each October, undergraduate engineering classes are dismissed for one day to allow university students and faculty to spend time interacting with hundreds of potential engineering students from high schools across the region.

In October 2013, almost one thousand students from forty-two different high schools (and some home schoolers) traveled to UT's Knoxville campus to explore and learn about the various aspects of engineering through discussions, project demonstrations and exhibits prepared by UT engineering student clubs and societies. Participants experienced an overview of the different engineering disciplines and saw examples of how an engineer's work impacts daily life. It is our goal that students involved in Engineers Day will be inspired by the ever-growing field of engineering.

We would like to thank all of the students, sponsors, judges and organizations that made Engineers Day 2013 an incredibly successful event. We look forward to seeing even more potential engineers on campus next year for Engineers Day which will be held in October 23, 2014.

Engineers Day 2013 featured six competitions for visiting students. Results for last year's Quiz Bowl, Egg Drop Competition, ASCE High School Balsa Wood Bridge Competition, Food Battery Competition, Radiation Shielding Competition and the Solar/Fuel Cell Car Race an be found on the Competitions page.

The rules for the Egg Drop Competition, ASCE High School Balsa Wood Bridge Competition, Food Battery Competition, Radiation Shielding Competition, and (new for 2014) Wind Turbine Competition may be downloaded in PDF format from the Rules and Regulations page.

If you would like more information on this event, review our web site or contact the Engineering Academic and Student Affairs office at 865-974-2454.

A promotional poster for Engineers Day may be downloaded in PDF format.

 

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