What a day in the life of a Bucknell engineer looks like

Let’s just say there’s a lot of napping

They’re smart; they’re sleep deprived; they’re the Bucknell engineer. The Bucknell engineer is one of the most worked students, almost always rushing off from one activity to another. From afar they are so busy they’re enigmas in the pool of college students.

So, you want an insider scoop on what they really look like? We interviewed some engineers about their sleep schedule and social life.

Take a peek at the mystical, magical students of the Bucknell engineering department:

Abdelhak Belatreche, senior, biomedical engineer

“When is the last time you got 8 hours of sleep?”

“People sleep?”

“What do engineers do for fun?”

“What is fun?”

“Why are you not a humanities major?”

“Because I want a good salary.”

“How many nights a week do you do something social?”

“Hey, I have some friends…like one and a half.”

Spotted napping outside Bertrand Library

Duncan Frazier, freshman, mechanical engineer

“If you were in a rush, how fast could you shower?”

“30 seconds.”

“When is the last time you went to a social event?”

“Last Friday, it was at the Langone Center.”

Spotted napping on bedroom floor

Joelle Andres-Beck, freshman, mechanical engineer

“How many hours of homework do you have a week?”

“Probably around 40.”

“What do engineers do for fun?”

“Uhh…uhh…I couldn’t even say.”

“Why are you not a humanities major?”

“I’ve genuinely considered the switch.”

Spotted napping in McDonnell common room

Tavian Vassar, freshman, electrical engineer

“What’s your longest day of class?”

“8am to 10pm.”

“When’s the last time you got a full night of sleep?”

“I never do.”

“How many nights do you do something social?”

“Does this interview count? Because otherwise it’s really low.”

Spotted napping in Bostwick dining hall

Mike Gerber, freshman, mechanical engineer

“What’s your longest day of class?”

“9:30am to 5pm with no lunch.”

“What do engineers do for fun?”

“Have trivia night.”

Spotted napping in a random hallway

Kofi Poku, freshman, computer engineer

“How many hours of homework do you do a week?”

“Too many.”

“How fast can you eat a PB&J?”

“25 seconds.”

Spotted napping over pizza and pasta

Janine Warner, freshman, civil engineer

“How much coffee do you drink a day?”

16 ounces.”

“How many nights a week do you do something social?”

“Let’s be honest, none.”

Spotted napping with a textbook for learning through osmosis

John Robertshaw, freshman, electrical engineer

“When is the last time you got over eight hours of sleep?”

“5 days ago when I fell asleep doing work.”

“How fast can you eat a PB&J?”

“A minute and a half.”

Spotted napping at desk

Let it be known that some of these interviews were shorter than others because the engineer student was trying to get back to their nap.

Next time you see an engineer friend, give them a little smile and offer to buy them a cup of coffee. Chances are, they probably need it in between their classes.

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