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College of Engineering
1046 Rathbone Hall
1701B Platt St.
Manhattan, KS 66506

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Prospective Students

96th Annual K-State Engineering Open House

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Friday, April 6 - Saturday, April 7

Check out the latest technologies and hands-on activities for all ages in Durland, Rathbone, Fiedler, Engineering and Seaton halls. Displays for each department, skits, and the crowning of St. Patricia and St. Patrick kick off Engineering Open House Friday, April 6 at 4:30 p.m. in the Engineering Hall atrium. On Saturday, April 7, displays and activities will be open from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

The theme for the 2018 Engineering Open House is “Engineer Your Own Adventure” -- chosen to emphasize the real and exciting impact engineering has on the world. Engineering is more than just computations and simulations. To demonstrate how exciting engineering can be, each department will choose an adventure for visitors to experience,with the hope of sparking curiosity in Open House attendees to further explore what the engineering field can offer.

Events and Activities

Opening ceremonies 

Displays for each department, skits, and the crowning of St. Patricia and St. Patrick kick off Engineering Open House Friday at 4:30 p.m. in the Engineering Hall atrium.

Degree program displays

Browse our student showcases as they demonstrate what they’ve learned. Displays range from cutting-edge research, to cybersecurity, to robots and much more!

Interactive displays

Watch as students from department design teams 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 -- all in Engineering Hall.

Calling all kids

Build a toolbox with construction science and management students in Seaton Hall. There will also be department displays for children to participate in and learn about engineering. Come early as supplies are limited!

Steel bridge and concrete canoe teams

Visit Fiedler Hall to see our steel bridge and concrete canoe student design teams, and learn about the teams' quest to attend nationals!

Powercat Motorsports Formula SAE Team

See the unveiling of the 2018 Formula car on Saturday at 1 p.m. in the Engineering Hall atrium. View past cars designed by K-State students and take a up-close look at the design of this car.

Chem-E-Car team

The Chem-E-Car team develops small vehicles controlled by chemical reactions. Demonstrations will run throughout the day in Durland Hall. 

Pancake feed

Join biological and agricultural engineering students and faculty for pancakes on Saturday, April 7 from 7 a.m.-1:30 p.m. in 1023 Seaton Hall. Cost does apply.

Splashin’ with fountain wars

Join the Fountain Wars design team outdoors on the west side of Seaton Hall for a fountain-powered game.

Company displays

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