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More than 300 local STEM students participate in Engineering Day

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BINGHAMTON (WBNG) -- The Broome-Tioga BOCES gymnasium was packed Wednesday with students competing for the best Rube Goldberg experiment.

In addition to Broome-Tioga BOCES., the event was supported by Eastern Southern Tier STEM Hub and SUNY Broome. This is the third year of Engineering Day with the largest crowd.

The students were given three hours and simple supplies to create a Rub Goldberg machine of their own. They were given no prior information on what to do for the competition, so they relied on their scientific skills.

"The reason why we do today is that it's a glimpse into the fun part of engineering and that would be like the problem solving, the communication and the teamwork. What they are applying are those and skills and what we're hoping to get out of it is for them to feel comfortable and excitement and maybe explore into these career paths," said Broome-Tioga BOCES Assistant Principal Matt Sheehan.

Students who want to be engineers in the future were excited by the competition during Wednesday's event.

"Everyone thinks different so seeing how everyone thinks different gives us an opportunity to think on our own and help each other," said BOCES. P-Tech Academy student, Ilma Halilovic.

The winners of the Engineering Day competition can be found in the document below.

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