E-week? Never heard of her

Sarah Petnuch, Staff Writer

For those of you who don’t know (and neither did I until about 10 minutes ago), E-week is a weeklong event at the University in which students in each of the engineering disciplines participate in contests to determine which discipline is the best. As far as I know, the ultimate prize is just a year’s bragging rights. It’s basically the Super Bowl for nerds. 

You may be wondering, “How do you win these contests?” To be honest with you, I don’t really know. My guess would be that it has something to do with chemistry? Computer science? Maybe physics? I would ask someone, but I don’t think it’s worth it because I probably still wouldn’t understand. The entire concept of engineering goes right over my head. Way beyond my academic capability. And I think most people can say the same, which is why no one is aware of this whole E-week extravaganza.

Engineering students were SHOCKED to hear that no one cared about their week. Absolutely baffled by the fact that their friends weren’t enamored by centrifugal force or chemical reactions or even quantum physics. These are things that make the world go round! To an engineer, what makes your car go is a process of heating and cooling and mechanics of all sorts. To the rest of us, what makes your car go is the fact that you put in the key and hit the gas.

That being said, the rest of us would most definitely lose this E-week thing because one of the first challenges they have is to see which discipline can build a car the fastest. Other activities include developing a medicine to cure all diseases, building a bridge across the Atlantic Ocean, traveling to Saturn, creating a blueprint for flying cars, determining the meaning of life and last, but not least, developing a code to hack into DUO Push and deactivate it forever (’ray!). Easy right? Maybe for engineers it is, but certainly not for the rest of us.

Despite the fact that no one cares about their week, and that they are getting constant hate for not going to parties because they have too much homework, we are grateful for our engineers because we would be nowhere without them.

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