The SoMMME 1st ever fun day took place on Friday 17th May, 2019 at the JKUAT field. The event was sponsored by the university, members of staff and students within the school. The event attracted over 400 participants who competed in ten activities among them football matches, athletics, eating competition and bike riding. There were five teams; four were for students from the four departments and the fifth team comprising of staff members. The Department of Mining, Materials and Petroleum Engineering emerged as the overall winner in the activities followed by the Department of Mechanical Engineering and the third position went to the Department of Marine Engineering and Maritime Operations.
The Acting Dean of SoMMME, Dr. Mutuku Muvengei in his closing remark thanked all members from the school for sparing time to take part in the event. He stated that the event was organized to enable staff members interact closely with students on a different platform to motivate them. He added that this is part of a strategy to ensure free interaction of students and members of staff, thus enabling students to gain the courage of facing the staff members to share their challenges and get guidance. The acting Dean also stated this event will be held once every academic year and urged the organizing committee to continue being innovative to ensure sustainability of the event.
The event was also graced by the Acting DVC Administration – Prof. B. W. Ikua, the Acting Principal COETEC – Dr. Hiram Ndiritu, the Director DIPUIL – Eng. B. K. Kariuki and Rev. Dr. Karihe who represented the Dean of Students. The organizing committee led by SoMMME Student Representative Mr. Bobcliff Nyabuto thanked the students and staff of the entire school for taking part in the event which he termed it as a good platform for the students and staff to interact.