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Pumpkin Drop

The Pumpkin Drop is an annual contest hosted by the Mechanical, Materials and Aerospace Engineering Department. Participants of all ages (anyone under the age of 12 can join as long as their partner is an adult) are invited to design and build an enclosure or an apparatus that will protect a pumpkin when it is launched from the roof of the 11 story WVU Engineering Sciences Building. The event is a fun way for students to apply creative problem-solving skills and to explore engineering principles.

WARNING: Many pumpkins are harmed during this event!

Pumpkin Drop Event

The event will also feature the annual STEM Zone for hands-on STEM activities after your team's pumpkin drop.

Visit the Mechanical, Materials and Aerospace Engineering website for rules and how to participate. Event registration is required, and no walk-in registrations will be accepted.