Tucson High tops in U.S. in engineering contest

June 24, 2008

By hammersmith

[Source: Rhonda Bodfield, Arizona Daily Star] — If you’re looking for someone to build a machine that can hurl heavy projectiles into an enemy camp, you might start with a team of students at Tucson High Magnet School. For the second year in a row, the team took first place in the national Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement competition, held in Maryland over the weekend. Student teams from across the nation competed by designing and building a trebuchet, a medieval weapon used to launch stones or even infected corpses across enemy lines. [Note: To read the full article, click here.]