Each RSVP will receive two drink tickets!

RAIN OR SHINE !    We have a BIG TENT !!

 Friday, February 22, 2019

5:00pm - 10:00pm
Parking Lot Party @ the OEDK


Mark your calendars for a very special day!
The OEDK will be turning 10 and we are going to celebrate BIG!

Special Guest Performance! You won't want to miss this!


In the spring of 1983, physics professor Luis Stigwood, lost a debate over String Theory to an upstart pupil in front of the entire student body and faculty. As agreed to by both parties, the loser would have to do anything that the winner demanded, and the victorious prodigy demanded that Mr. Stigwood perform "She Blinded Me With Science" by Thomas Dolby during half-time at an upcoming state basketball championship game. Having no musical background and desperate to not go down in total humiliation, Professor Stigwood tapped the genius of electronics teacher Eugene MeeGene, who had achieved international acclaim in 1981 for his invention of "robot" drums. When MeeGene (who was also the girls water polo coach at Alta Dena Middle School) explained that most of the music could be generated by computers, and that all he needed was a couple of decent musicians to fill in the holes, Stigwood was ecstatic. To round out the lineup, Stigwood brought in his brother, Milton on bass, and teacher's assistant, Shureman on guitar.

When the group took center court that evening, members of the hip elite began heckling them with jibes of "geek" and "nerd," while everyone else howled with laughter. But once they broke into the opening salvo of "Science," the nonbelievers were stunned by the group's authenticity of production, world class musicianship, and tight choreography. The performance came to a climax when Stigwood grabbed one of the cheerleaders and began doing the "Belinda" up and down the court with her in tow. When it was all over, the crowd rose in a standing ovation, and the Spazmatics were born.





OEDK@X parking lot party kicks off


Spazmatics - First Set

7:00pm-7:30 pm



Spazmatics - Second Set


Deadline to vote for Engineering+Art Competition


Engineering+Art Competition winners announced


Spazmatics - Final Set


Closing remarks – End of party


Stop by the check-in area to pickup some OEDK swag! If you RSVP’d in advance and are 21 or older, you will receive a wrist band and 2 drink tickets. BRING YOUR ID - ALL GUESTS WANTING TO DRINK ALCOHOL WILL BE ID'd! Drink tickets will be available for purchase and is CASH ONLY.  Soft drinks and food refreshments will be free. 


Ten teams will compete in the Engineering and Art Competition. Be sure to check out all the teams and cast your vote! Winners will be announced around 9PM.

Parking and Road Closure

The event will be held in the North Lot near the OEDK building. 

The event site will result in a temporary blocking of part of the North Lot (see photo below) starting on Wednesday, February 20th  at 6 p.m. through Saturday, February 23rd at 4 p.m. 

In addition, Entrance 21 will be closed on Friday, February 22nd from 3 – 11 p.m.

Visitor parking is available in the North Lot Annex lot or other locations on the campus map. The North Annex visitor parking lot entrance is located on the right, after you enter Entrance 20 off of Rice Blvd.  Visitor parking for the North Lot opens at 3:00 PM on 2/22/19 and is located on the left, after you enter Entrance 20 off of Rice Blvd.  You will need a credit card to enter the visitor lot. Carpooling is recommended. 

Contact us

Oshman Engineering Design Kitchen
Rice University

6100 Main Street MS 390 | Houston, Texas | 77005

Phone: 713.348.OEDK


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