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It's all part of national engineering week. Professor and Chairman of NIU Department of Technology Dr. Cliff Mirman says it's crucial to get local students interested in the subject at an early age.
Dr. Mirman says "the country needs engineers badly. We need designers we need electrical, mechanical engineers. We need to get technical students out to companies. They're in need."
Winners took home plaques, sweatshirts and a $500 dollar cash prize for their high school's science department.