Engineers Week inspires current and future engineers

The annual Engineers Week, held Feb. 25-March 2, featured activities ranging from a paper airplane contest to a lecture by cast members of the Discovery Channel’s “Mythbusters” television show.

Engineers Week aims to increase the visibility of the School of Engineering and Applied Science on the Danforth Campus, offer collaboration between various engineering groups and promote interaction between students, alumni, faculty, staff and engineering professionals. It’s also a time for some creative learning and fun on the part of the students.

More information is available at gathered in Lopata Hall Gallery for the inaugural WUChurn Butter Sculpting Competition Feb. 27. The competition was part of Engineers Week 2013 at the university. Video by Clark Bowen.

A group of engineering students watches the battlebots competition, sponsored by the student chapter of the American Society of Mechanical Engineering. Students built the remote-controlled robots and then battled to decide an eventual champion.

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Engineering students participate in a game of Nerf Gun Capture the Flag Feb. 25 in Lopata Hall. The annual Nerf gun competition is a great way for students to relax and have some fun doing it.

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Junior Ammar Zahid makes his toss during the Paper Airplane Competition in Lopata Gallery.

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A student shows off his EnWeek 2013 T-shirt.

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Team Mantequilla works on its butter sculpture under the watchful eye of Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton.

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Students (from left) Erin Humphries, Ethan Lynch and Jennifer Head, part of the team For Butter or For Worse, work on their sculpture.

(Credit: James Byard)