UCSD Engineering Students Show Off Their Skills

By Lindsay Hood
|  Tuesday, Feb 22, 2011  |  Updated 3:34 PM PDT
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UCSD Engineering Students Show Off Their Skills

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Budding engineering students from UCSD's Jacobs School of Engineering sharpened their skills and had a little fun at the popular E-games competition on Tuesday.

The competition is between the 23 engineering organizations based on the UCSD campus. The yearly event is held to allow students to let loose and show off their skills.

"This is a great way to showcase what you know from your engineering classes, as well as, just having fun away from classes and away from the lab," said E-Games chair Nitin Shankar.

The groups were faced with several difficult challenges, like figuring out how to protect a tomato from a 100-foot drop. The groups were given plates, cotton, and other items to create body armor for their tomato. Each group had 30 minutes to create their contraptions and save their tomato from going 'splat' after being dropped to the ground.

The teams were also given several other challenges, including a scavenger hunt.

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