A weekend of science and engineering in East Lansing

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It’s a big weekend for college basketball, but there’s a different competition happening at the Breslin Center this weekend.

The third annual college engineering festival kicked off Friday morning with hundreds of college teams coming to East Lansing to compete.

Michigan State University junior Radhika Murgai says engineering runs in her blood.

“My family’s full of engineers and I thought it was something really cool, something hands on,” Murgai says. “And you know, I think it’s innovative which is something I really enjoy.”

But the event, called E-Fest, is for beginners too and gives students a chance to figure out what kind of engineering they might like best.

Just around the corner, the MSU Science Fest kicks off Friday night with a keynote speaker. It runs through April 20th and has events for every age group around the state.

Murgai says she’s happy to see so much awareness around science coming out of East Lansing–
and she says there’s no better place to pursue a career in STEM.

“The automotive industry’s here, we need more engineers. You know, medicine is up and coming here as well. So I think…Michigan is a great place to be for STEM advancement,” Murgai says. “And not just Michigan but the whole midwest. And I think maybe it was underrated in the past, but now I think it’s definitely on the forefront of innovation.”

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