Tapping into the splendor of science and excitement of engineering, teachers and staff transformed Rice Elementary into a campus of creation for Family Engineering Night.  From catapults and bridges to smoke cannons and "gluep," students and their families had the opportunity to explore engineering in a hands-on manner. Sponsored in partnership with Hancock College and Cal Poly, the free event gave more than 700 attendees the opportunity to apply class concepts in real life, said Marcy Bremer, the second-grade teacher who coordinated Thursday night's activities.