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The Society of Physics Students will host its second annual pumpkin drop on Friday, October 28.

Students will drop pumpkins frozen in liquid nitrogen from 60 feet up, causing them to shatter upon impact.

The event will begin at 4 p.m. on McClung Plaza beside the Humanities and Social Sciences Building with student organization booths and hands-on science demonstrations. Additional activities include live music, free food, and a costume contest offering prizes to winners.

The costume contest begins at 5 p.m. immediately followed by the pumpkin drop at 5:30 p.m.

Costumes are encouraged, and the event is free and open to the university and public. Faculty and staff are invited to bring their families.

For additional information on the pumpkin drop costume contest or getting your department or student organization involved in the event, visit the Society of Physics Students website or contact Brooke Carter,


 Brooke Carter (

Lola Alapo (865-974-3993,