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Students compete in BSC's Engineering and Technology Olympics


BRUSHFORK, W. Va (WVVA)-- For a group of college students, today was all about robots, slingshots, and hoops.

Students at the School of Engineering, Technology, and Computer Science at Bluefield State College held Engineering Olympic games at the Brushfork armory.

Through events like a bridge build, a robot competition, and field math, they practiced skills that rely their knowledge of physics with a fun and competitive twist.

"[We're] teaching them a little bit about the laws of physics and dynamics," said the school's dean Shannon Bowling.  "It's one thing to learn those things in the classroom, but when you actually have to implement them in the real world, you see it's not quite the same."

Students said the events were a good way to blow off steam and have some fun before finals.

"It gives you a little time to relax and just step away," said Corey Nunn, a senior participating in the games. "You get out of class for this and it gives you some vacation, a little break."

The competition is a yearly event for the college.

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