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March 31, 2015
Engineers Week Community Day at big success

Jonathan King
Alex Tait launches a marshmallow with a catapult he built using engineering skills he learned during the Watson School's Engineers Week Community Day in February.

Engineers Week Community Day at big success

In celebration of Engineers Week, the Watson School of Engineering and Applied Science hosted a full day of free programming for budding engineers on Saturday, Feb. 28, attracting hundreds to the Engineering and Science Building at the Innovative Technologies Complex. There were several exciting, new hands-on activities such as the ping-pong ball zip line, making bouncy balls and the penny boat challenge. Other events offered familiar challenges from the past: the 15-foot egg drop, toothpick towers and the Popsicle stick bridge building competition. Participants also checked out Arduino projects, an exhibit on notable black engineers and computer scientists and the supermileage car. Demonstrations of a quad copter, 3-D printing and ant robots were also popular. More details about Engineers Week were made available online

Read Watson School Dean Krishnaswamni “Hari” Srihari’s Op-ed about Community Day in