Engineering students' future

Published: Monday, March 28 2011 3:27 p.m. MDT

Zach Coombs, left, Alison Davis and Victoria Ridge join hundreds of other fifth- and sixth-graders for the University of Utah's 14th annual Elementary Engineering Week at the U. in Salt Lake City Monday, March 28, 2011. The weeklong event is designed to introduce young students to the field of engineering. Each day during the event, more than 400 students from five schools will visit the U. to construct towers of drinking straws, catapult marshmallows and build clay fish.

Scott G. Winterton, Deseret News

Zach Coombs, left, Alison Davis and Victoria Ridge join hundreds of other fifth- and sixth-graders for the University of Utah's 14th annual Elementary Engineering Week at the U. in Salt Lake City Monday, March 28, 2011. The weeklong event is designed to introduce young students to the field of engineering. Each day during the event, more than 400 students from five schools will visit the U. to construct towers of drinking straws, catapult marshmallows and build clay fish.

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