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MEDIA ADVISORY: Future Engineers Use Their Noodles to Build Bridges from Spaghetti

About 160 high school students will compete in the annual Spaghetti Bridge Contest, marking the culmination of a four-week summer course called Engineering Innovation.

MEDIA ADVISORY — Putting Pasta to the Test: High Schoolers to Compete in Spaghetti Bridge Contest at Johns Hopkins

On Friday, July 27, about 120 high school students, grouped in teams of three or four, will compete at the Homewood campus in the annual Spaghetti Bridge Contest, marking the culmination of a four-week summer course called Engineering Innovation. Using only uncooked spaghetti and epoxy, the students have constructed bridges that they will test in the contest. More weight will be added to each structure until the pasta bridge breaks. Prizes will be awarded to the teams whose bridges hold the most weight.

MEDIA ADVISORY: Putting Pasta to the Test — High Schoolers to Compete in Spaghetti Bridge Contest at Johns Hopkins

On Friday, July 29, high school students from Maryland and elsewhere will use their engineering skills to test bridges they’ve constructed using only uncooked spaghetti and epoxy glue. During the event, 25 groups of three to four students will compete to see which bridge can hold the most weight without breaking.