MSOE students try not to 'crack' under pressure during Egg Drop contest

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MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Putting student engineers to the test... with a deceptively simple task. Don't let the egg break!

Friday, March 19 Milwaukee School of Engineering students took a break from their studies to see who can engineer the best way to protect a raw egg during a three-story fall. The catch? They have about 30 minutes to build their contraption, and they didn't know in advance what supplies they'll be given, only that they would be "unconventional." And when it was all said and done, only one person had the egg survive the fall.

"Yeah I was pretty surprised, I mean maybe I just lucked out, maybe I did something right, I mean hopefully I guess the engineering is paying off," said Grant Oberfoell, junior Industrial Engineering student at MSOE.

Oh, and he won $300 by the way.

For nearly 90 years, the school has celebrated the St. Patrick's Day holiday with a week of wacky fun for MSOE Business, Nursing and Engineering students, minus a hiatus last year due to the pandemic.

The Egg Drop contest is the finale.

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