Watch pumpkins fly through the air from trebuchets created by teams of area students and residents in this year’s Rowan University Pumpkin Chunkin’ contest.
The Rowan University student section of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers will host its 16th annual competition 9 a.m. Oct. 26 at the South Jersey Technology Park, 107 Gilbreth Parkway in Mullica Hill. The competition will last until about 4 p.m.
Teams from area schools will compete in this year’s Marvel vs. DC-themed event including Cape May County Technical School and Millville High School.
Last year, more than 20 teams from universities, high schools and colleges from the tri-state area competed, and more than 400 people attended the event.
Pumpkin Chunkin’ challenges prospective and current engineering students to work together to build a machine according to certain specifications to develop their engineering design skills.
It also provides an opportunity for like-minded students from across the region to connect with and learn from each other while they have fun launching pumpkins.
The day also will feature a faculty/staff pumpkin-carving challenge, a costume contest, food trucks and more.
— Claire Lowe