As I’ve mentioned before, I’m in charge of the Associated Students of Biomedical Engineering (ASBME) mentoring program, where we match up freshmen with upperclassmen in the major.
To kick of second semester, I decided to create the ASBMEntoring Olympics using games I had gathered over years and years of summer camp.
The night consisted of two teams competing in over a dozen short events, testing almost no athletic ability whatsoever, all for movie tickets and the best home-made trophy I’ve personally ever produced.
We started out with "Shake It!" where everyone got pedometers and had one minute to get it to as high of a count as possible by clipping it to their waist
The next game was "Ping Pong Panic!" where you have to approach a ping pong ball on a 2 liter bottle with your arm completely outstretched and try to flick the ball of. Sounds easy, is weirdly impossible.
Meanwhile, the other team attempted to pass a hula hoop around a closed circle as many times as possible in "Hoop of Hope"
One of the games in round 3 was "Mirror Mayhem" where you have to navigate a maze backwards using only a mirror held at shoulder level
This was played side by side with "Potty Hop" where you have to hop with a basketball between your knees and try to drop it in a box
One of the next games was "Plunger Push" where you could had to hold a double sided plunger between two people using only your bellies, while navigating around a statue
In "Trash Pass" you simply lay on your backs and pass a trash can around using only your feet! Don't drop it!
The most awkward game of the night was "Chin Ball" where you had to pass an apple around the circle using only your chins...
In the "Alphabet Race" you have to send out groups of three to make the letters of the alphabet in order as fast as possible
Everyone's favorite event was the "Chariot Race." I think it explains itself!
Finally, we crowned a winning team, who received a three tiered cup and plate trophy made by yours truly, in addition the medals they won for each game they won in!
Overall it was a ton of fun and a great way to kick of the semester and have everyone get reconnected! We had about 30 students, Freshman – Grad, participate, so it was a really great crowd of Biomedical Engineers! You may even recognize my fellow Biomedical Engineer VSA Soumya in these pics as well.
So, are you up to the challenge? Do you think you can win gold (blue plastic) in the ASBMEntoring Olympics 2013?