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Pumpkin Drop

Following West Virginia University visitation and CDC guidelines, the 2020 Annual Pumpkin Drop will be cancelled. Please continue to monitor our website for updates.

Pumpkin Drop 2014The Pumpkin Drop is an annual contest hosted by the Mechanical and Aerospace 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! 

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

Visit the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering's Pumpkin Drop page for more information, including rules and registration, or email Kande Brandt.