Future Engineers Show Off In Challenge

Wednesday, April 9th 2008, 5:23 pm
By: News On 6

Hundreds of students were taking the Tulsa Engineering Challenge on Wednesday.  Middle and high school students were building bridges out of toothpicks and vehicles that were powered by rubber bands. 

But, that's not all.   There are all sorts of contraptions at the Engineering Challenge and who knows what they can do.  The idea is to get students interested in mathematics, science and engineering.

"There is a great need for students to pursue these fields. We know that in Tulsa; we know that in the state of Oklahoma as well as in the United States." said Chris Chaves, the Tulsa Engineering Chair.

"If we're gonna keep our intellectual property here in the Unites States then we need to generate some more graduates and having them pursue these degree areas here in Oklahoma." said Chris Chaves, the Tulsa Engineering Chair.  

This is the 15th year Tulsa Technology Center has hosted the Engineering Challenge.  And, every year, the judges say they are amazed at what the kids come up with.

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