Students get a chance to drop eggs from AC-1 balcony in SGA Egg Drop

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By Vee Glessner, Chief Copy Editor

Image by Caleb Doo, Photographer.

On Saturday, April 24th, the Student Government Association (SGA) held an Egg Drop event, affording students to not only flex their engineering and other skills, but drop their contraptions from the AC-1 balcony accompanied by Dean of Engineering Ron Madler.

“I love egg drops,” said Dr. Madler. And on the topic of whether his engineering students would sweep the competition? “I hope so!” Participants started arriving at the AC-1 lobby at 1:00 p.m. to pick up their supplies: popsicle sticks, straws, rubber bands, super glue, gloves, cotton, a pool noodle, and of course, a farm-fresh egg.

Freshmen Lillian Sudkamp and Jordan Lowry worked on a three-person team to make a pool noodle cradle for their egg. “We’re sort of making it up as we go,” admitted Sudkamp. Lowry said they were inspired to participate because “we’re engineers. Plus, otherwise we would just be bored in our dorms.” This speaks to the morale boost that student activities can bring, especially in an otherwise desolate year for campus social life.

The egg contraptions were judged on egg survival, which was worth the most points, and other factors, such as weight, size, creativity, and style. The judging was a joint effort between the Student Government representatives hosting the event and administrators Dr. Madler and Chancellor Anette Karlsson, also in attendance.

The AC-1 balcony served as a drop site, accessorized by a tarp square “landing zone” on the parking lot beneath. The drop was about 3 stories, a formidable fall, but the eggs were in good hands thanks to the ingenuity of the students in attendance. Of the 11 teams who participated, 6 eggs survived. Great work, everyone!

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