E-lympics

Welcome to the Duke Engineering Summer E-lympics!

AS NOT TO COMPETE WITH THE GAMES IN LONDON, THE MOST RECENT DUKE ENGINEERING E-LYMPICS TOOK PLACE IN AUGUST 2013


Who: Pratt faculty, staff, and graduate students
Where: Pratt Plaza (E-Quad)
When: August 2013

The Games

All competitive matches take place on the large green field in Pratt Plaza.  Game selection and details to be announced early summer 2013, but keep an eye out for some old favorites.

Fitness Mania – team members draw two cards -- an activity card and a number card -- and perform the activity as many times as is indicated on the number drawn, first team to complete their stack wins

Leaning Tower of Cheeza – teams will compete against each other to build a tower using only Cheez Whiz and crackers, team with the tallest still-standing tower wins

Puzzle Challenge – á la Survivor, each team member completes a puzzle in order to win a piece of the final puzzle challenge

Relay Race – three legs, sack hops, Big Feet, and hoppy balls, need we say more?

The Teams

Only Pratt faculty, staff, and graduate students are eligible for team membership on one of six teams.

  • BME (blue)
  • CEE (green)
  • ECE (red)
  • MEMS (yellow)
  • DOMEM (orange – Dean’s Office/MEMP/MEng)
  • INTERS (purple – Institute/Centers [CBIMMS, CEINT, CMIP, FIP, SMIF, etc.])

Each person on the team is required to participate in at least one of the six events. Team competitors can compete for only one team!  Each team will need a minimum of 8 players.

The Prizes

Individual Gold, Silver and Bronze medals will be awarded to the first, second, and third place competitors in each of the six events.

Points for placement will be tracked and tallied to determine the overall winning department who will claim department glory and receive the E-lympic trophy, complete with bragging rights and an engraved nameplate, for the next year.

The Picnic

The E-lympic picnic is open to all Pratt faculty, staff, and graduate students.  You do not have to participate in the competition, but you are required to register to attend the picnic.

In the spirit of managing our fiscal resources, picnic tickets will be issued to those who register so that food can be planned accordingly…there is no cost to attend, just require a few minutes to fill out the registration form.

Competitors need only show a team wristband to get into the picnic.

To Register

Registration will open in July 2013.