TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) - Some Vigo County students launched themselves into the world of engineering.
Thursday, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology hosted an event called Operation Catapult.
It was one of many events for high school students spending time at a Rose-Hulman's summer program.
Students built a catapult-like structure and hurled golf balls at a target. Some flew more than 100 feet.
Organizers said the event is a fun way to teach teens about engineering.
"They've been testing and learning, and so we're really excited to get to see it and they're so happy when it works you'll see them jumping up and down going crazy when it works," Patsy Brackin, the program coordinator said.
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