ACE Game Nights By: Dan Dankert

Pizza? Check.

Good people? Check

A fun game to play? Check

Last week I went to an Academic Club of Engineering (ACE) game night and had an awesome time. ACE puts these game nights on every two weeks and it’s an excellent way for students to spend some time together, and have some fun. The game nights have been going on since November and they have been a huge hit ever since.

At the game night we split up into different groups. I went with a group where we played the popular strategy game, Settlers of Catan. This was going on while the other group was playing various parlour games. All in all there were over 20 students who attended the event and participated in the game playing.

In a world of go, go, go. Where working and going to school is a reality for many students, taking a few hours to stop, take a break with other students, and just have some fun is so important to recharging and staving off burnout. If you are interested in going all you need to do is show up at the event, though you can bring a favorite game of any sort if you so choose.

All of this comes as ACE just kicked off their Engineering Week Friday, February 17th. The Engineering Week consists of a full week of different activities that relate in some way to engineering, some of them are fun focused like the robot sumo wrestling competition that will be taking place on Friday, February 24th. Some of the activities are tailored for more of an educational experience like the School of Engineering Alumni Panel that is taking place on Wednesday, February 22nd. Whether you are an engineering student, or a human resources student, there is something for you during Engineering Week.

Benjamin Brondos, a junior, recommends that students check out the bridge building competition and the Lego Mindstorms Sumobots competition. He also noted that many of the engineering week activities will have food so students should take advantage of that.

If you would like to know more about the engineering week festivities, there are schedules available on poster boards all across campus.

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