E-Week 2018 Winter Games opening events set for Sunday

E-Week 2018 Winter Games opening events set for Sunday

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The 2018 E-Week events will begin Sunday with a 5K run.
The 2018 E-Week events will begin Sunday with a 5K run.

Show your mettle and maybe earn a medal at the E-Week Winter Games, which will run Sunday, Feb. 18 through Saturday, Feb. 24 on the City/East (Lincoln) and Scott (Omaha) Campuses. 

The College of Engineering students advisory groups – Engineering Student Advisory Board (eSAB, City Campus) and Nebraska Engineering Student Council at Omaha (NESCO, Scott Campus) – plan and coordinate all events for E-Week

While events change on an annual basis, these student-centered events generally include competitions, student banquets, recreational sports and light-hearted social events that bring the collegiate engineering community together. 

Among those events this year will be a 5-kilometer run on East Campus on Sunday, Feb. 18 that will kick off the week’s schedule in Lincoln.

The spotlight event of the week is a presentation by Nina Tandon, CEO and co-founder of EpiBone, the world’s first company for growing living human bones for skeletal reconstruction. Tandon will speak from 7:30-9:30 p.m. in the Willa Cather Dining Center. 

Other Lincoln events include escape rooms (Monday), a duct-tape design competition (Tuesday), the Engineering Carnival (Friday) and the Elympics (Saturday), as well as numerous other competitions and opportunities for students to partake in free food.

Events on Scott Campus will start Monday, Feb. 19 with a visit from the Pancake Man for free pancakes, sausage and orange juice. 

The week’s events in Omaha will also include plenty of hands-on building and design competition events – Leaning Tower (Tuesday), K’Nex Bridge (Wednesday) and Trebuchet (Thursday). 

Other events on Scott Campus will include Game Show Night (Monday), Free Dinner and a Movie (Tuesday), Engineer’s Night Out (Wednesday), the annual Industry Networking Mixer (Thursday), a UNO Hockey Tailgate (Friday) and a scavenger hunt, along with plenty of other competitions and free food.

Follow E-Week events online by using the hashtag #NebEWeek18.

Students wishing to attend events in Lincoln or Omaha can take the N-E Ride shuttle between the campuses. The shuttles run Monday-Friday, with the first buses leaving Othmer (Lincoln) and PKI (Omaha) at 8 a.m. and the last buses leaving each location at 6 p.m. Check the N-E Ride schedule online – http://engineering.unl.edu/n-e-ride/

For more details about E-Week or the schedule of events on both the City and Scott campuses, go to  https://go.unl.edu/6u56