College of Engineering
The College of Engineering features displays, presentations and competitions in Durland, Fiedler, Rathbone, Seaton and Ward halls. Engineering ambassadors will be located throughout the building to answer any questions.
Parade floats, skits and the crowning of St. Patrick and St. Patricia beginning at 12:20 p.m. Friday in Bosco Plaza.
Participate with the College of Engineering student body as it celebrates the 91st anniversary of the Engineering Open House. Food, music, games and fun for all will begin at 5:30 p.m. Friday.
Browse the best student projects and competition as students compete for the Braun Innovation Award and scholarships from BNSF. Displays such as edible concrete and oil spill cleanup allow students to market real-world ideas and solutions.
Interactive department displays
Make bouncy balls out of Elmer’s glue and play a game involving structural analysis.
Talk to representatives from companies like BNSF, Exxon-Mobile, Cargill and more and see how their work affects the community, state, nation and world.
Interactive design team displays
Watch as students from each of the department design teams demonstrate the capabilities of their quarter-scale tractor, mechatronic robots, Formula One and Baja race car, chemical-powered miniature vehicles, fountains, concrete canoe, steel bridge and airplane.
Unmanned Aerial System Design Team
Check out K-State Engineering’s only fully autonomous aircraft and watch our autopilot fly in a simulation. Then take the controls and see if you can fly our aircraft better than the computer.
Steel Bridge Team
See our nationally placing bridge from last year and learn what we are doing this year to return to nationals for the ninth straight year.
U.S. Army STEM van
Experience science, technology, engineering and math — or STEM — with the Army. Walk through the interactive display and see why engineering is so important to the modern world.
Impacts of a chemical world
Visit chemical engineering in Durland Hall for an eye-opening journey through a chemical world. See the present and future of the department through design projects and undergraduate research. While you’re here, tour the newly renovated labs and a working distillation column.
Powercat grill spatulas
Purchase one of these spatulas from the Society of Manufacturing Engineers. SME uses the money to tour manufacturing companies.
Engineers Without Borders
Help K-State’s Engineers Without Borders improve and generate health and hope in undeveloped local and international communities.
See the 2012 K-State competition robot in action as it runs through a cattle feedlot simulation. See for yourself how this completely computer-controlled robot accurately places different amounts of feed into the trough in each pen.
Powercat Motorsports Formula SAE Team
See a race car designed by K-State students and take a turn on our racing simulator.
ChemE-Car Team demonstration
The ChemE-Car Team develops small vehicles controlled by chemical reactions. Demonstrations of this year’s car will run throughout the day.
Come to the Engineering Complex to see the USS Wildcat, a concrete canoe, and learn how engineering students make concrete float.
Take a spin
Be the first rider to reach 35 mph on our stationary recumbent bicycle at the Human Powered Vehicle Design Team booth.
Illuminating Engineering Society
IES seeks to improve the lighted environment for the general public. Learn about a light source’s color temperature and color rendering index at our interactive booth!
Join biological and agricultural engineering students and faculty for a Saturday morning pancake breakfast from 7 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in 142 Seaton Hall.
Whip’n around campus
Watch engineering students race bicycles powered by grass trimmer motors. The drag
race begins at 10 a.m. followed by a max speed race at noon and a
lap race at 1 p.m.
Architectural engineering students on the second floor of Seaton simulate various column connections. Participate in small-scale structural simulations and learn how connections impact load resistance.
Canned food skyscraper
Help build a canned food skyscraper in the Engineering Complex. Bring your donations of cash or canned food to Fiedler Hall. Contributions will support a local charity.
Calling all kids
Cub Scouts will have the opportunity to earn Webelos activity badges or complete academic belt loop requirements. Kids can also build a wooden toolbox and take it with them.
Splashin’ with fountain wars
Join the Fountain Wars Design Team outside of Seaton Hall in a fountain-powered game.
Nuclear reactor tours
See the TRIGA Mark II nuclear research reactor glow blue as nuclear engineering students show its research capabilities. Find out why an electrified hair dryer can be safely dipped into the cooling pool.
By the hour
12:20 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Parade, opening ceremonies and crowning of St. Patrick and St. Patricia.
1:30 to 2:45 p.m.
Seaton Hall department feature.
2:30 to 3:45 p.m.
Durland Hall department feature.
3:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Rathbone, Fielder and Ward halls department features.
5:30 to 7 p.m.
Student, alumni, faculty and community celebration, including food, games and prizes. All are invited.
7 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Pancake feed. 142 Seaton Hall.
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Department, industrial and design team displays. Durland, Fiedler, Rathbone, Seaton and Ward halls.
9:30 to 10:30 a.m.
Meet and greet the deans. Carter Learning Center, Rathbone Hall.
10 a.m., noon and 1 p.m.
Whip’n around campus races. East of Rathbone Hall.