Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Engineers Day 2014

This year’s Engineers Day is scheduled for Thursday, October 23, 2014. 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 2013 almost 1,000 students from 42 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 six competitions for visiting students. Results for the 2013 Quiz Bowl, Egg Drop Competition, ASCE High School Balsa Wood Bridge Competition, Food Battery Competition, Radiation Shielding Competition and Solar/Fuel Cell Car Race can be found at

If you would like more information on this event, please contact the Engineering Academic & Student Affairs office at (865) 974-2454.


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