SJE Engineering Club Attends Annual Pumpkin Drop Contest at WVU
The Fifth Grade Engineering Club traveled to Morgantown on Friday, October 24, 2014, for the 27th Annual WV Pumpkin Drop that is sponsored by WVU's engineering clubs. Many students from all over the state attend this annual engineering event. For the first time, we are pleased to announce that one of the containers created by the students in our SJE Engineering Club was successful, with a ten inch in diameter pumpkin in a container surviving the drop from a twelve story building. Throughout the fall, the Engineering Club has met after school, learning about engineering principles and designing structures designed to withstand the fall from the building in Morgantown. The Club members worked in teams, designing the perfect container for their pumpkin, using any material that they thought would help the pumpkin survive the fall. The group that designed the winning structure won a pumpkin pie that was shared by all during lunch.
After the Pumpkin Drop, Mr. Jenkins was able to arrange a tour of the Coliseum, the Hall of Memories, and the football stadium. He also purchased a t-shirt from the event for each member of the club. (Thank you, Mr. Jenkins!) The Engineering Club sponsors, Mrs. Grantham and Mrs. Dinges, would also like to thank Mrs. Jill Karagoz, Mr. Ron Creamer, and Mr. John Ballenger for serving as chaperones on the school bus and helping to carry the containers up to the top of the engineering building. To the fifth graders, we hope you have enjoyed the thirteen weeks of projects and challenges. Thank you for coming to the after-school sessions. This will be the last event for the fifth grade club. The fourth grade engineering club will start in the spring.