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Physics and Astronomy Pumpkin Drop

Pumpkin Drop

This event, hosted each year around dad’s weekend, is put on by the WSU Physics and Astronomy Club. Each year students, faculty, and occasionally audience members, participate in an annual gravity experiment using Pumpkins and the 12 story building of Webster. Find Webster Physical Science Building here

Pumpkin Drop 2018

November 3 – mark your calendar!

Join us on Dad’s Weekend for a smashing good time at the 14th Annual Pumpkin Drop. Sponsored by the Physics and Astronomy Club, this pre-game, gravity-bound extravaganza celebrates the fun side of science by dropping pumpkins of all shapes and sizes from the highest point in Pullman: the 12th floor of Webster Hall. Additional entertainment and demonstrations for kids of all ages will be on site as well.

Activities begin at 11:00 am.  Main event begins at 12:45 pm.

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Video below thanks to The Daily Evergreen – 2016
Pac-12 Conference

Video Coverage of the 2016 Pumpkin Drop

 

2015 PUMPKIN DROP

2015 Dad’s Weekend Pumpkin Drop Flyer (PDF)

 

2014 PUMPKIN DROP

2013 PUMPKIN DROP

2013 Dad’s Weekend Pumpkin Drop Flyer (PDF)

ESPN COVERAGE OF PUMPKIN DROP

DR. COOPER PUMPKIN DROP 2013

Glitter Pumpkin

 

Glitter Pumpkin

2012 PUMPKIN VIDEOS

PUMPKIN DROP STORY (SPJ SCHOLARSHIP VIDEO EXAMPLE)

PUMPKIN DROP footage

2010 PUMPKIN VIDEOS

2009 PUMPKIN VIDEOS

2016 Pumpkin Picts

 

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