We just finished celebrating National Engineer’s Week 2013 here at EWI. After all, our engineers are our products, and their knowledge and abilities are great reasons to celebrate. Our Staff Association did a great job of putting together a fun week of activities to celebrate our engineers. On Monday we had Chris Cakes come to serve breakfast to the staff. Basically, they provide a pancake and sausage breakfast with a little twist. The pancakes are placed on your plate by being thrown by the griddle meister.
I’m not sure what’s going on here, but I’m pretty sure that this is the guy behind the griddle’s first time doing this.
On Tuesday we had a paper airplane competition. The paper supplied to the competitors was a “modified” 8.5″ x 11″ piece of paper. One corner of the paper was cut off to challenge the competitors a little more. The competitors had 20 minutes to construct and test their plane and then fly them for the maximum distance. A very conventional looking plane took the top prize with a very impressive flight.
Wednesday was a geeky t-shirt contest. There were some really great entries for this. You really can’t get the full impact of the equalizer shirt from a still photo. This thing had a microphone pickup and would respond to sounds and indicate levels. It was pretty cool, even for an HR guy.
The finale for Engineer’s Week was a pinewood happy hour on Thursday. There were a lot of original entries in to the race. Some of my favorites were the snack wagon (sponsored by hutchbags), the better mouse trap, and the Crew car. We were fortunate to get a track on loan from an associate’s former Cub Scout pack.
Can you guess which car in the picture below belongs to the CFO?
The best in show vote was a tie between the Crew car and the better mouse trap:
These were the top four racers (note the cars of three arc welding types and one HR person):