Category Archive: Punkin Chunkin

Engineering At Work: Punkin Chunkin

Each fall, hundreds of people gather to participate in the World Championship of “Punkin Chunkin,” an event in which budding engineers grab their air cannons and catapults to see who can launch their namesake squash the farthest. While its description may sound simple, the engineering process that goes into catapulting a pumpkin over 4,000 feet is anything but.