Pre-ENGG Week

Over the last couple of days, I have been engrossed with preparations for ENGG Week when I haven’t been at my block week course. What’s ENGG Week, you ask? Here’s a good summary:

Engineering Week is a weeklong competition between the five engineering departments (Chemical, Civil, Electrical, Geomatics, and Mechanical) at the University of Calgary. Each department adopts a theme for the week, and they develop costumes, chants, odd habits, etc. that go along with this theme. The Engineering building is then decorated in posters, hallways are converted into live action sets, students are seen dressed in costumes singing creative chants and songs, and the grounds around the Engineering building see the creation of unique snow sculptures. Website

So it’s basically a week of shenanigans where not much gets done and lots of alcohol is consumed (at least by the ENGG Week judges at any rate.)

As most (some? none?) of you know, I’m in Chemical Engineering – happily known as Chem. Our theme is “Combustamove” – so basically get out there and bust-a-move. I’ve been helping with our hallway decoration (pictures to come!) and have been designated leader of the Iron Chef team. Yes, that is correct – I’m excited and a bit intimidated at the same time!

The Iron Chef challenge is similar to the one on TV, except that we know our secret ingredient ahead of time (maple syrup!), have 90 minutes to make a starter, a main course and a dessert, and how we have to bring EVERYTHING in ourselves. I’ve had to find a convection oven, BBQ, hot plate and/or coleman stove as well as attempt to round up all the other utensils, etc. required. I would love to share what I have on the menu, but I want to keep it a surprise (and prevent anyone from other departments from finding out.) I do have one question though: What side dish could be easily made on a BBQ/hot plate/camp stove that goes well with maple marinated pork?


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10 responses to “Pre-ENGG Week

  1. Best thing ever…maple and butter mashed yams! Peel and chop the yams into small pieces, boil till soft, mash and apply liberal amounts of syrup and butter! Soooo yummy…

  2. Sounds like fun!!

    Thanks for stopping by today. Hope you have a great weekend.

  3. mmm I keep thinking potatoes or CARROTS! yummy glazed carrots with brown sugar 🙂

  4. Amanda

    “combustamove”? 🙂 that might be the best thing I’ve heard today!! very witty.

  5. I can remember being at uni and meeting the drunkest group while out on the town… and they would always be engineers. You guys really know about your alcohol!

    But that challenge sounds like fun!

  6. Sounds like a great time! Hope you have a great week. Just stopping by from SITS!

  7. stopping by from SITS to say hi and have fun!! my sister was chem engineering in college but switched to chem, my brother in law was mechanical engineering-they’d love this!!

  8. sounds like a lot of fun! my hubs is an engineer, but they don’t do fun stuff like that! how about a chunky applesauce? thanks for stopping by my blog!

  9. Val

    I appreciate your comment on my blog today! THanks!
    I would recommend baked beans with maple syrup! YUMMO! I love Iron Chef challenges! Too bad this won’t be filmed! Good luck!

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