Spirits were high Friday morning as College of Engineering departments gathered on the quad in front of Ferris Hall for the third annual college-wide Halloween contest.
Judges voted on the best represented, most creative, and best overall department, selecting from:
The Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, which chose the movie Grease as its theme and featured T-Birds, Pink Ladies, Rydell High students, and an actual Ford Thunderbird.
The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, which featured department head Chris Cox dressed as a pumpkin, followed by several dozen department members and students dressed as digits of pi, thus forming pumpkin pi.
The Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, which featured members dressed as various components of a solar energy system, with bonus characters Minnie Mouse and a cow forming Min Kao.
The Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, which gave an interactive performance with members forming the phrase “Industrial Engineering Rocks” by moving around with letters.
The Department of Materials Science and Engineering, which staged a Men in Black display, complete with an alien.
The Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Biomedical Engineering, which went with a theme based on Back to the Future, complete with Doc, Marty, Biff, a hovering DeLorean, and 1980s extras.
The Department of Nuclear Engineering, which came in a Ghostbusters theme, with iconic characters from Stay Puft Marshmallow Man to the Ghostbusters themselves, with a pair of Pac-Man ghosts included.
The winners were:
Overall winner—Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Most creative—Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Departmental participation—Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
David Goddard (865-974-0683, firstname.lastname@example.org)