National Engineers Week

WWU School of Engineering events celebrate National Engineers Week

The Walla Walla University School of Engineering will celebrate National Engineers Week with an annual Egg Drop competition and an engineering lecture and dinner on Thursday, Feb. 25.

The Egg Drop will take place at noon on the Kretschmar Lawn. Participants will test the design and construction of their egg-safety devices by tossing an egg within their device off the roof of Kretschmar Hall. Judging criteria includes whether or not the egg is intact after the fall and how close the device lands to a frying pan placed on the ground. Awards will be given for first, second, and third place along with three special awards: Best Engineered, Most Artistic, and the Humpty Dumpty award, which is given to the most catastrophic break.

A lecture and dinner will be held at the Courtyard Marriott hotel at 6:30 p.m. Mark Westcott, 1995 WWU mechanical engineering graduate and owner of AFTGOG Design, LLC, will speak on “Embracing the Creativity Challenge.” Westcott has worked in product design and engineering for 20 years.

Tickets for the dinner are $40 for general seating and $28 for students. To purchase tickets for the lecture and dinner, call (509) 527-2765 by Feb. 17, 2016.

Published Feb. 11, 2016

A 2015 Egg Drop participant tosses his egg and device off the roof of Kretschmar Hall.