Gifted kids build mini-dragsters in summer program

August 1, 2012 5:08:53 PM PDT
20 academically-gifted children in the Chicago area designed and built mini-dragsters this summer.

On Wednesday, the 4th to 6th grade students raced their vehicles.

It was the end result of Northwestern University's Center for Talent Development summer program.

The three-week course taught the kids about topics ranging from Newton's Law of Motion to aerodynamics and engineering.