Engineering Student Council serves as the voice of the students in interacting with the administration of the KU School of Engineering. Semimonthly meetings serve as an opportunity for students to discuss current issues with Dr. Sorem, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies. ESC General Meetings also serve as a time to announce upcoming School of Engineering events and to coordinate inter-organization cooperation for joint events, lectures, and activities.
- General Meetings
- Cheap Lunch
- Welcome Back BBQ
- Frosh Frenzy
- Rockin on Learned Lawn
- Fall Festival
- Trivia Night
- Mulinazzi Cup
- Senior Design
- Engr Olympics
- KU Dance Marathon
Thee Funding Advisory Committee is organized by Engineering Student Council with the purpose of reviewing requests made by Engineering Student Organizations for funding initiatives of the organization. The ESC Vice President chairs the committee and is joined by 2 representatives for each department in the School of Engineering as chosen by the department chair.
Every Thursday, students can purchase lunch for just $2. During the non-winter months or during nice days during the winter, the lunch consists of a hot dog, chips, and a drink. During the winter months while the weather is bad, a grilled cheese sandwich, tomato soup, cookies, and a drink is prepared. Look for us in the Engineering Courtyard between Eaton and Learned Halls or in front of the Self Computing Commons in Eaton Hall.
The KU Engineering Student Council is a proud member of the National Association of Engineering Student Councils. Within NAESC, KU ESC is a member of the Central Region.
The Welcome Back Barbeque serves as a welcome back event for the students of the KU School of Engineering. Held shortly before the start of fall classes, the barbeque serves as a time for students to reunite with friends and get free food as well. Freshmen engineering students are especially encouraged to attend as Engineering Student Organizations host booths to inform the students of their activities and attract new members to their organizations.
Frosh Frenzy, an Amazing Race style event, is in its 6th year of existence. Freshmen engineering students are encouraged to attend and meet other students in their respective majors and to learn more about the KU campus. Students are placed in groups within their major and are given clues to different locations around campus. Once they reach their intended location, the group is given a task to complete. Once finished with all tasks, the groups race back to the Engineering complex to finish. Prizes are given to the winners of each task and the overall winners. In previous years, participants also have received a t-shirt to commemorate the event.
This welcome back event serves as the semester kick-off event for the entire School of Engineering. Following Frosh Frenzy, students can get dinner and take part in numerous activities including a Dunk the Dean dunk tank, inflatable obstacle courses, and lively music. The past two years of the event has seen a partnership between Engineering Student Council and the Events Coordinator for the School of Engineering, Carolyn Church, to combine the student and faculty kick-off events into one. Following their first classes, students have the opportunity to meet their professors and enjoy the night with friends.
2012 Homecoming – “Century Long, Tradition Strong” Dates: October 21 - 27
Fall Festival is an event held each fall around Fall Break to spread the word about Freshmen Engineering Student Council and its many events throughout the year. Located on the engineering campus, FESC gives away doughnuts and orange juice while providing a variety of fall themed activities. This past year, a Halloween theme was created by giving away food in a graveyard along 15th street. Tailgating theme activities were also offered to get the participants geared up for football.
Now in its 4th year, the annual dodgeball tournament is hosted by the Freshmen Engineering Student Council. Designed to encourage engineering students to get out of the library for at least an afternoon, the dodgeball tournament is a great chance to have so fun and get some exercise with fellow engineering students. In February 2011, 8 teams competed in the double-elimination tournament held in Robinson Gymnasium. Winners were awarded prizes for fastest victory, best costume, and tournament champion.
Engineering Student Council and Engineering Career Services join forces every February to host Trivia Game Night. Held the night before the spring semester career fair, Trivia Game Night gives students the chance to meet and mingle with industry representatives in a relaxed setting. Dinner is always provided, and participants knowledge of KU and other general knowledge trivia is tested. Prizes are always given to the winners of each round and for every raffle drawing. Trivia Game night gives students who attend a leg up in meeting potential employers when seeking for a job following graduation or an internship prior to graduating.
E-Week 2013 Dates: February 18-20
Engineering Expo 2014 Dates: February 20-22
Mulinazzi Cup is a 3 vs. 3 basketball tournament every spring semester at Robinson Gymnasium.
The Senior Design Competition was first held in the spring of 2010. The goal of the competition is to highlight the outstanding efforts of outgoing seniors following the completion of their senior design projects. At least one entry from each discipline is entered into the final round where students present their projects to a panel of industry judges. The judges listen to the presentation and then ask questions about the feasibility, economics, and innovative engineering within the design. A competition is also held for the best design project poster. The winners of the competition receive prizes for their efforts.
Engineering Olympics is the culminating event of the school year. Individuals from engineeringstudent organizations compete in various events in an Olympic style competition. Events of the past include a long division contest, a desk throwing competition, and many more.
KU Dance Marathon for 2013 is fast approaching. This year's event will take place on November 9, from 10:00am to 10:00pm in the Kansas Student Union. Registration is located at www.kudm.org, click "Register" in the upper right-hand corner, select "Join a Team", and finally select School of Engineering as your team. KUDM strives to provide emotional and financial support to the children, and their families, of KU Pediatrics, our local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital.