Biomedical engineering repeats as Engineers Week champions

Trine University held its second annual Engineers Week competitions Feb. 18-21, with the Jim and Joan Bock Department of Biomedical Engineering once again taking top honors. Second place went to the Reiners Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and third place went to the Dr. John J. McKetta Jr. Department of Chemical Engineering.

Allison McCrady, a biomedical engineering major, won the prize drawing for an Apple watch at the closing ceremonies.

National Engineers Week (Eweek) was founded by the National Society of Professional Engineers in 1951 to increase the understanding of and interest in engineering and technology careers. Eweek occurs every year in February during the week that contains the actual date of President George Washington’s birthday (Feb. 22). Washington was as surveyor prior to his military and political career, and is sometimes referred to as the first engineer of the United States.

The results of individual competitions were as follows:

Banner competition

First place - Design Engineering Technology
Second place - Chemical Engineering
Third place - Mechanical Engineering

Putt-putt

First place - Chemical Engineering
Second place - Biomedical Engineering
Third place - Civil Engineering

Hendry Park outreach event

First place - Mechanical Engineering
Second place - Civil Engineering
Third place - Chemical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering (tie)

Giant skee-ball

First place - Civil Engineering
Second place - Chemical Engineering
Third place - Biomedical Engineering

Drone Race

First place - Electrical/Computer/Software Engineering
Second place - Biomedical Engineering
Third place - Chemical Engineering

Textbook toss

First place - Civil Engineering
Second place - Chemical Engineering
Third place - Biomedical Engineering

Oreo face-off

First place - Biomedical Engineering

Jenga

First place - Civil Engineering
Second place - Biomedical Engineering
Third place - Design Engineering Technology

Foundry Night

First place - Mechanical Engineering
Second place - Design Engineering Technology
Third place - Biomedical Engineering and Civil Engineering (tie)