WHEN: Friday (Oct. 25) 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
WHERE: Outside the Engineering Sciences Building
8 a.m. – sold out, in front of the Engineering Sciences Building
Donuts and coffee with the Statler College Advisory Committee
8 a.m. to 2 p.m., in front of the Engineering Sciences Building
Mechanical and aerospace engineering students research presentations
10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Engineering Sciences Building, ground floor
Engineering student organization will provide hands-on activities for attendees, such as designing paper airplanes and exploring virtual reality machines.
~ 2 p.m., Engineering Sciences Building, bridge
The top prize of $100 will be awarded to the school that is able to land their intact pumpkin closest to the center of the target. Second place will be awarded $50 and third place will receive $25.
HISTORY: For the past 32 years, crowds of elementary, middle and high school students accompanied by friends, teachers and guardians have gathered around the 11-story Engineering Sciences Building to watch hundreds of pumpkins, each weighing about 60 pounds, fall from its roof, hopefully not to their doom.
Proceeds from the annual event, which is sponsored by the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and WVU’s student chapter of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, are donated to Ronald McDonald House Morgantown.
Hundreds of teams of elementary, middle and high school students from across the state and region compete in the annual event. The competition aims to teach engineering concepts by designing an enclosure with the ability to protect pumpkins from damage when dropped from the roof of a building.
On site contact: Olivia Miller, Communications Specialist, Statler College, 304.704.2997
CONTACT: Paige Nesbit
Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources
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