Tulsa Engineering Challenge

Friday, April 17th 2009, 5:51 pm
By: News On 6

Chris Howell NewsOn6.com

TULSA--Nearly 600 students were at the Tulsa Technology Center today for the Tulsa Engineering Challenge.

They were testing the airworthiness of their paper airplanes, the seaworthiness of their aluminum boats and how much weight their toothpick bridges could hold before cracking.

One of the favorite events is the Wacky Wonder Works where students take as many steps as possible to open a book. Many times these inventions performed flawlessly while other times things didn't work as designed.

Some students enjoyed simply watching the competition while others liked everything about it.

'I liked building it, learning it, testing it,' said Tyler Lee, who broke two records with his rubber band powered car. 'the excitement is just awesome.'

This is the 16th year for the competition to be held at Tulsa Tech.