TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) - Students from 10 Wabash Valley high schools spent the day Friday taking part in an engineering contest.
Ivy Tech hosted the Spartan Match.
This is Ivy Tech's second year having the event.
Students use engineering practices to complete tasks.
Organizers say it's a fun event that helps students think about engineering jobs.
"Local industry tells us that, in addition to technical skills, the students also need to be able to communicate. They need to be able to work in teams, and so we're utilizing some of those soft skills today for students," David Will, from the Ivy Tech School of Technology said.
Terre Haute North Vigo High School students won the event.
Shakamak High School took second place.
Student instructors also took part in the activities. They built a prosthetic hand out of straws, strings and other materials.
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