Celebrating engineering at Binghamton University

By Kevin Clark

February 22, 2014 Updated Feb 23, 2014 at 12:00 AM EST

Vestal, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Students of all ages were busy building at the National Engineers Week celebration at Binghamton University.

University students worked with more than 100 young kids to build circuits, rocket-cars and spaghetti bridges on Saturday.

The goal was to get kids interested in engineering through the unique activities.

"Each one is exciting," said Liz Kradjian of the Watson School of Engineering. "From building a contraption, to protect your egg when you drop it from the top of the rotunda, to building a rocket car, to building a spaghetti bridge and seeing if it survives under a certain amount of pressure."

Budding engineers also tested their skills in competitions like the 15 foot egg drop.

The event allowed University students to connect with the community.

Students were also able to learn about local engineering opportunities.

More than 100 people participated in the celebration.

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