Date(s) - 10/25/2018
Min H. Kao building
This year’s Engineers Day is scheduled for Thursday, October 25, 2018. All Engineering undergraduate classes are cancelled so the students can participate fully in this event.
History of Event:
Engineers Day has been a UT College of Engineering tradition for over 100 years. Each October, undergraduate engineering classes are dismissed for one day to allow university students and faculty to spend time interacting with hundreds of potential engineering students from high schools across the region.
In 2017 almost 1,300 students from 45 different high schools (and some home schoolers) traveled to UT’s Knoxville campus 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 goal that students involved in Engineers Day will be inspired by the ever-growing field of engineering.
Engineers Day features several competitions for visiting students. Results for the 2017 Quiz Bowl, ASCE High School Balsa Wood Bridge Competition, Egg Drop Competition, Penny Boat Competition, Balloon-Powered Car Competition, Radiation Shielding Competition, and the Tech CarniVol Competitions can be found at http://www.engr.utk.edu/engineers-day/competitions/.
If you would like more information on this event, please contact the Engineering Academic & Student Affairs office at (865) 974-2454.