WATCH as UC Students Survive Their "E-Week Apocalypse"
It’s “E-Week” or Engineering Week, giving students the chance to compete
in Doomsday Decorating and activities like Duct Tape Challenge, Popsicle Bridge Building and Bucket Head Toss
- all with the tongue-in-cheek theme "We Survived the (E-Week) Apocalypse."
Date: 2/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
By: M.B. Reilly
Phone: (513) 556-1824
Photos By: Video by Ashley Kempher
Doomsday Decorating and a tongue-in-cheek "We Survived the Apocalypse" theme were all part of the University of Cincinnati’s 2013 E-Week or Engineering Week, a chance for students in challenging engineering and applied science programs to let off some steam.
The week, which began on Feb. 17, included the Duct Tape Challenge, a contest where teams of UC College of Engineering and Applied Science (CEAS) students find themselves in a sticky situation – or at least they hope they do.
Each team selects one member to hang onto a large window pane. Then, when the whistle blows, each team must securely duct tape their team member to the pane in a limited amount of time. Whoever sticks in place the longest is declared the winner.
Other E-Week events include
- Bucket Head contest, in which contestants wearing buckets on their heads try to catch balls thrown to them by blindfolded teammates. Other members of the team must communicate to assist a successful outcome.
- A Popsicle Bridge Building contest begins with each team eating as many Popsicles as possible or desired in 15 minutes. The more Popsicles, the more building materials to create a bridge.
- A rousing game of Cincinnati-, UC- and CEAS-themed “Jeopardy.”
- An all-out Tug of War in Baldwin Lobby.
- Canned-food collection benefiting the Freestore Foodbank.
- Blood drive benefiting Hoxworth Blood Center.
Apply to undergraduate programs in UC’s College of Engineering and Applied Science (CEAS).