College of Engineering

Event Details

NOTE: Not all events are held every year. This is a complete list of events that have been held during EWeek over the past 10 years.

Building Blitz

  • More information to be posted at a later date.

Cardboard Canoe

  • Each engineering department may have a team of people build a canoe out of cardboard, duct tape, and trash bags in the racquetball rooms in the Fit. After a 30 minute build time, the teams must race their canoes in the swimming lanes of the indoor fit pool in a down-­and­-back style race. Read the rules and procedures here.

Dodgeball

  • Each engineering department may have one team of six people compete in the dodgeball tournament held in the Memorial Gym C “Sweatbox.” The tournament will consist of a round robin and continue into a single elimination round after the round robin. Read the rules and procedures here.

Eagle Ethics

Rules

  1. Video must be approximately 2-5 minutes
  2. Must be original and creative content showcasing academic integrity
  3. Must include group name in video
  4. Must be a group of four or more
  5. Any videos with offensive language or content may be thrown out and not considered for the competition
  6. A maximum of two videos for each department may be submitted.It is up to the individual departments to decide which two videos will be submitted 

Questions and entries can be submitted to to ttuejc@gmail.com

Scoring: An eclectic group of judges will be at the showcasing of the videos and will be voting on the winner based on creativity and showing how one can have or promote academic integrity. Students will get E-week points for coming to the event and the winners of the event will be shown throughout the college. 

Egg Drop

  • The egg drop event is a test on how well a team can build a device with limited supplies that can protect an egg from breaking after being dropped from a pre-determined height. The teams will be judged on how intact the egg is after the drop, the distance the egg is from the target marked, and the weight of the device. Read the rules and procedures here.

Egg Launch

  • Each engineering department may bring one egg launcher out to the west side of Sherlock Park to launch eggs. The competition is split into two categories ­ distance and accuracy.

Engineering Bowl

  • Each engineering department may have a team of brainiacs who are well versed in both classroom knowledge and Tech history knowledge to compete in the Engineering Bowl. A speaker will read questions to two competing teams; any person on either team may click their buzzer to answer at any time. Read the rules and procedures here.

Hackathon

  • Teams can have as many members as they want. On Monday, February 12th, every team will be given a “Raspberry Pi model B+” and up to $50 reimbursement** that can be used for buying sensors/parts for the competition. Teams will have to find a problem that they can solve using a Raspberry Pi. It is better if the problem they try to solve is somehow related to Tennessee Tech. However, team can make anything they want like an automatic light switch, distance meter, or Internet-streamed Wi-Fi radio. Include all technical blueprints, schematics, and code. Read more.

Mr. and Ms. Engineer

  • In a similar fashion to how Penny Wars are held, the EJC officers will place buckets in each engineering department’s office, where students may drop change (pennies, nickels, dimes, quarters, half dollars, etc.) into their own departments bucket. Each cent in change is worth one point. However, bills may be put into other departments buckets to subtract points equal to the bill’s equivalent in pennies. For example, a ten dollar bill is negative 1,000 points! Whichever department has the most points at the end of the day on the 25th wins, and whoever they have nominated for Mr. and Ms. Engineer will be crowned at the Engineering Banquet. The money collected goes toward the EJC scholarship.

Poker and Chili Night

  • Multiple students from each engineering department may cook up a batch of chili to bring to the Poker and Chili night in the Tech Pride Room. There is no limit to how much chili, or how many different kinds of chili a department can being, and we encourage to bring as much as possible. The chili is anonymously judged by a panel of judges. Each department may also have people play in a poker tournament that I believe is a Texas Hold ‘em style. (I don’t really know poker all that well, so that may be completely incorrect)

Relay Race

  • The relay race event is a competition dependent on each teams' quickness, teamwork, general engineering knowledge, and physical stamina. Each team will have to finish a series of tasks the quickest. Every task can either test them on their class/ textbook knowledge, problem-solving ability, and even their physical endurance. The team that finishes all of the tasks first will be determined the winner. Read the rules and procedures here.

SAME Obstacle Course

  • Each engineering department may bring a team to the Memorial Gym C “Sweatbox” to participate in the Society of American Military Engineers Obstacle Course. This challenging event is done in a partnership with the TTU ROTC program, and consists of three different challenges that must be completed in an allotted time. To alleviate unfair begin times, the EJC is enforcing a new rule that teams must show up by 5:00 if they are to compete.

Scavenger Hunt

  • [Description still in Progress] Starting on the Sunday of Engineer's week, the scavenger hunt will be held all across campus until the last day of competitions, Wednesday. Every day new clues and riddles will appear.

T-shirt Design

  • Images may not include eagles or bird like representations. Entries with eagle or bird like representations will be disqualified.

Tug-of-War