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College of Engineering

Visit openhouse.engg.ksu.edu to see all of our displays and learn more information about the College of Engineering.

Purple today for a green tomorrow

The College of Engineering is celebrating its 94th Open House. Explore displays, presentations and competitions in Durland, Fiedler, Rathbone, Seaton, Ward and our brand new Engineering Hall.

Opening ceremonies 

Displays for each department, skits and the crowning of St. Patrick and St. Patricia kick off engineering’s open house beginning at 4:30 p.m. Friday inside the new atrium of Engineering Hall.

Student displays

Browse our student showcases as they demonstrate what they’ve learned. Displays — including research on building “green” and design projects for urban agriculture — demonstrate how our students are being sustainable and designing for the future.

Engineering Hall expansion

Come see the brand new Engineering Hall expansion. Check out our new design team suite showcasing our competition teams along with all of our cutting-edge classroom and lab spaces.

Industrial displays

Talk to representatives from engineering companies — including BNSF Railway, Bartlett & West, Hallmark, Koch Industries, Spirit Aerosystems, Garmin, Westar Energy, ExxonMobil, Union Pacific and GE Aviation — and learn how their work affects the world.

Design team displays

Watch as students from the department design teams demonstrate the capabilities of their quarter-scale tractor, mechatronic robots, Formula One and Baja race cars, chemical-powered vehicles, fountains, concrete canoe, steel bridge and unmanned aerial planes in Engineering Hall.

Steel Bridge Team

Visit Fiedler Hall to see our 2015 regional winning steel bridge student design team and learn about the team’s quest to attend nationals for the 12th straight year!

Robotics Team

See the 2015 K-State competition robot in action as it completes challenges. This team has won their international competition nine years in a row!  See for yourself how this completely computer-controlled robot functions in Fiedler Hall. 

Powercat Motorsports Formula SAE Team

See the 2015 formula car designed by K-State students and take a look up close at how this car was designed in Engineering Hall.

Chem-E Car Team

The Chemical Engineering Car Team develops small vehicles controlled by chemical reactions. Demonstrations will run throughout the day in Durland Hall. 

Sign in to computer science

Engage in interactive displays and learn about how computer science shapes the world around us in Engineering Hall.

Pancake feed

Join biological and agricultural engineering students and faculty for a Saturday morning pancake breakfast from 7 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in 134C Seaton Hall. Cost does apply.

Whip’n around campus

Watch mechanical engineering students and faculty race bicycles powered by grass trimmer motors. Drag races, a maximum speed challenge and lap races will take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the pedestrian path between Rathbone and Ward Halls.

Calling all kids

Build a toolbox with construction science and management students in Seaton Hall, along with displays in each department for children to participate in and learn about engineering.

How strong are you

Compete in the strongest person challenge with industrial engineering students in Durland Hall.

Splashin’ with fountain wars

Join the Fountain Wars Environmental Design Team outdoors on the west side of Seaton Hall in a fountain-powered game.

Nuclear reactor tours

See the TRIGA Mark II nuclear research reactor glow blue and visit with nuclear engineering students about the research capabilities in Ward Hall.

Live purple, build green

Construction students and graduates design for the future with eco-friendly materials and practices. Learn more in Seaton Hall.

Building a bridge

Watch the balsa bridge building high school competition at 9 a.m. in Fiedler Auditorium.


Check out a building constructed with canned food items by our instructional engineering students in Engineering Hall.