E-Week Off and Running

By: Desiré Bennett

E-Week 2014, February 16-22, is a weeklong celebration of engineering’s contributions, hosted by the Engineering and Applied Science Tribunal.

College of Engineering and Applied Science Tribunal Tug of War

Each year, the College of Engineering and Applied Science Tribunal hosts E-Week or Engineering Week for all CEAS students. This year, E-Week includes an array of activities to celebrate engineering through a weeklong list of events embodying fun as well as seriousness. These events include a canned-food drive, a tug-of-war competition, a Date Auction, and an awards Banquet.

Events from the past have included a tricycle race, tug-o-war, a Euchre tournament, as well as a bridge building competition.  This year’s lineup will offer just as much fun and variety as years past.

EWeek Coordinator Alison Hayfer is excited about the potential that EWeek holds. “Along with the week being filled with fun events for students, it's also a way for us to give back to our community.”

tug of war

The week will kick off with the CEAS Tribunal decorating throughout the hallways of Baldwin Hall. Hayfer thinks this is a great way to start off the week’s festivities. “I really like that we are decorating Baldwin because that's where the majority of us spend all of our time – and it will be a nice change of scenery from the typical boring walls.”

Tuesday’s schedule includes a food drive from 12:30 – 3:30, hosted by Tau Beta Pi, a tug of war from 10 a.m. to noon in Baldwin Hall lobby hosted by CEAS Ambassadors, and the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) and Tau Beta Pi will host a Dance Central Xbox game which will be played in 660 Baldwin from 11:30 – 2 p.m.

On Wednesday morning at 11:00, SPE will host a three-hour “Where’s Waldo” competition where various teams will search all over the UC campus to find a student who is dressed as Waldo.

This year, the Hoxworth Blood Drive will take place on Thursday in TUC 400B from 9:00 – 3p.m.  The E-Week committee’s infamous duct taping of students to the wall, via the duct tape challenge, will take place in Zimmer Hall from 4:00 – 7 p.m.

Friday evening, all students are invited to help raise money for charity through the 13th Annual EWeek Charity Date Auction, held at Brass Tap from 8 p.m. until midnight.

Duct tape competition

On Saturday night the annual EWeek banquet will conclude the week’s events. This year the banquet will be held at the Newport Aquarium at Newport on the Levy. It will be a night that consists of dinner, an awards ceremony, speeches and dancing.  The whole college is invited to join in on these festivities and celebrate their hard work.

The awards given in the past include Professor of the Quarter and Professor of the Year, naming of the Herman Schneider Award nominees, Outstanding Senior Awards, Workforce Development Foundation Award, recognition of the College of Engineering Alumni Association Scholarship recipients, the Date Auction King and Queen, and the EWeek team winners.

EWeek is a nationally recognized week dedicated to the positive contribution of engineers globally and here, at the University of Cincinnati.  The National Engineers Week Foundation strives to be the global leader in cultivating and celebrating the engineering profession. For more information on these and other events visit www.tribunal.uc.edu/eweek

Contact the Eweek committee by email: uc.eweek@gmail.com

Or by stopping by or calling their office: 652 Baldwin, 556-5439