Each October, the college hosts Engineers Day, a tradition going back more than 100 years. Undergraduate engineering classes are dismissed for one day to allow university students and faculty to spend time interacting with hundreds of potential UT engineering students from high schools across the region.
In October 2016, almost 1,500 students from 54 different high schools (and some home schoolers) traveled to UT 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 hope that these students 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 2016 an incredibly successful event. We look forward to seeing even more potential engineers on campus this year for Engineers Day, which will be held on Thursday, October 26, 2017.
Engineers Day 2016 featured five competitions for visiting students. View the results and winners from last year.
The Tech CarniVol Student Organization sponsored a science and engineering festival for students in conjunction with the Engineers Day event. They offered six competitions of which two were more suitable for high school students to participate in, “Line Vollower” and “Houston, we have a problem!”. Visit Tech Carnivol for competition information and contact them at 865-582-5362 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions about the Tech CarniVol Festival.
Contact the Engineering Academic and Student Affairs office at 865-974-2454 for more information on Engineers Day.