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MEDIA ADVISORY: MU Engineers Week Tradition Continues for 108th Year

March 11th, 2011

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WHAT: In 1903, University of Missouri students named St. Patrick the patron saint of engineers, and celebrated his namesake day. Today, the College of Engineering celebration extends for an entire week, as students, faculty and alumni celebrate the 108th annual Engineers Week (E-week).

Engineers Week includes daily events beginning with lighting Jesse Hall’s dome green. Other featured events include an egg catapult contest, where students compete to see who can launch eggs furthest and most accurately using homemade contraptions. In another event, students make small vehicles to race through the halls of the college.

Other E-week events include a concert, barbecue, hot dog banquet and road rally. At the end of the week, the college will ceremoniously knight seniors and distinguished alumni, as well as crown a king and queen at the St. Pat’s Ball.

For more information, including a schedule of all events, visit

WHO: College of Engineering students, faculty, alumni and friends

WHERE: University of Missouri campus and locations throughout Columbia

WHEN: March 11-19

NOTE: Many events are free and open to the public.