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      Students compete in Engineering Olympics

      Michigan Tech's Center for Pre College Outreach held the 23rd annual Engineering Olympics Tuesday morning with over 90 students from six high schools competing in various engineering challenges.

      Students constructed toothpick bridges, mousetrap cars, and Rube Goldberg machines, as well as competed in timed challenges like constructing a balloon launcher. Their creations had to follow strict guidelines as far as weight, measurements, and capabilities.

      Students say it's a fun event each year that allows them to see the use of their studies in a tangible way.

      "It's really cool that we were able to just get out and interact with people from other schools and meet new people and apply everything that we've learned throughout the year," said Clara Knight, Lake Linden senior.

      Participating students were from Lake Linden, Baraga, Menominee, Ironwood, Big Bay de Noc and Watersmeet.