Friday, April 27, 2012

Holistic competition

I happened upon the annual drilling competition today while crossing the University of Arizona mall and snapped this picture with my iPhone.

Students from the Department of Mining and Geological Engineering hold this competition every year to see who can drill the furthest in three minutes.   By tradition, the two winners get thrown in the Old Main Fountain.

Here's a nice UAnews video from last year interviewing students about the competition:


  1. Well, heck, you didn't show us the winners getting tossed in the fountain!

  2. That hardly seems a fair prize for the winners Warren haha!

  3. I wish I had had time to get some fountain pictures too, but had to get back to the office. In Tucson this time of year, a cool dip in a fountain is always a good prize! Especially if you're covered with rock dust and mud. :-)


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