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UCSD Students Kick off E Week Festivities

UC San Diego engineering students will drop tomatoes and other small objects from a balloon floating 100 feet in the air during E Games.

San Diego, CA, February 11, 2010 -- The UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering will kick off Engineers Week with its popular E Games, with students vying for the Golden Calculator via competitions such as dropping tomatoes from a helium-filled balloon 50 feet in the air and using random materials to build small boats. Other E Week events include ENSPIRE, in which 400 middle school students will be shown around labs at the Jacobs School and will take part in hands-on projects. The students will also participate and compete in a design competition inside the university's Price Center Ballroom.

E Week ends on Friday, Feb. 19 with the Disciplines in Engineering Career Fair (DECaF) in which engineering students meet with industry leaders about internships and future jobs in the field. Last year's DECaF attracted more than 1,500 engineering students and 70 high tech and life science companies. Click here to watch a video of last year's DECaF. For more information on E Week please visit

Watch a video of the 2009 E Games below:


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Daniel Kane
Jacobs School of Engineering

Andrea Siedsma
Jacobs School of Engineering