Fallon demos professor's supersonic pingpong gun

Polytechnic Ph.D. students and professor on "The Tonight Show".

When "The Tonight Show" starring Jimmy Fallon asks for assistance with a science segment, you take advantage of the situation.

Mark French, associate professor of mechanical engineering technology, was contacted by the show last week after a staffer discovered his supersonic pingpong gun online.

Ph.D. students Jim Stratton and Craig Zehrung, who assisted with the project initially, quickly built a second pingpong gun especially for the show in less than a week.

Watch the pingpong segment on YouTube.

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