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 2017 featured six competitions for visiting students. View this year’s competitions.
The Tech CarniVol Student Organization sponsors a science and engineering festival for students in conjunction with the Engineers Day event. They offer five competitions of which three are more suitable for high school students to participate in, “RoboRage Harvest,” “Capture the Flag,” and “Houston, we have a problem!”. Visit Tech Carnivol for competition information. Please contact Tech Carnivol at 865-582-5362 or email firstname.lastname@example.org should you have any questions regarding the Tech CarniVol Festival.
Additionally, attendees are invited to ride in and test the Seatbelt Convincer. This simulates a low-speed crash which helps the riders appreciate the seatbelt! Students under the age of 18 must complete a waiver that must be signed by a parent/guardian.
Contact the Engineering Academic and Student Affairs office at 865-974-2454 for more information on Engineers Day.