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College of Engineering

Engineered to inspire

The College of Engineering is celebrating its 95th open house. Explore displays, presentations and competitions in Durland, Fiedler, Engineering, Rathbone, Seaton, and Ward halls. 

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. on Friday in the Engineering Hall atrium.

Student displays

Browse our student showcases as they demonstrate what they’ve learned. Displays — including research on building “green,” and design projects for urban aquaculture — demonstrate how our students are practicing sustainability and inspiring the future.

Engineering Hall

Visit Engineering Hall, the college’s newest building. Check out our new design-team suite showcasing our competition teams along with all of our cutting-edge classrooms and lab spaces.

Industrial displays

Talk to representatives from major engineering companies and learn how their work affects the world.

Design team displays

Watch as students from each design team demonstrate the capabilities of the 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 and Concrete Canoe teams

Visit Fiedler Hall to see our steel bridge and concrete canoe student design teams and learn about their quest to attend nationals.

Robotics Team

See the 2017 K-State competition robot in action as it completes a challenge. See for yourself how this completely computer-controlled robot functions in Fiedler Hall.

Powercat Motorsports Formula SAE Team

See how K-State students design a formula car for competition. At 1 p.m., the team will be unveiling their 2017 formula car. 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 142 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 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 kid-friendly displays in each department.

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.

Building a bridge

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