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Fullerton students compete in pumpkin launch

November 20, 2010 12:00:00 AM PST
Forget carving pumpkins. Some people prefer launching them. Hundreds of people gathered at California State University at Fullerton on Saturday for the third annual Pumpkin Launch.

Nine teams of engineering students used catapults to send those gourds soaring across the school's soccer field.

It's not just fun, but educational, too.

The event is meant to inspire the next generation of scientists, engineers and mathematicians.

City News Service contributed to this report.