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(KSL News) A group of elementary school students became engineers today. The students spent the morning taking part in Elementary Engineering Week at the University of Utah.
The students showed their skills by making drinking straw towers, making clay fish and shooting marshmallows from homemade catapults. Deidre Schoenfeld, of the College of Engineering at the University of Utah, said, "Our hope is some of these students will find something interesting in the vast world of engineering that they can pursue later in life and say, ‘Instead of being a doctor or a lawyer, maybe I want to be an engineer.'"
Fifteen-hundred students from 17 different schools will take part in Engineering Week, which runs through Friday.