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November 2, 2004
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Phil Sneiderman
Attention: Weekend Assignment Editor
Spaghetti Bridge Contest Set for Nov.
Students Will Put Pasta Spans to the Test on
Johns Hopkins Homewood Campus
||Sunday, Nov. 7, 2004 — Bridges
go on display at 1:30 p.m.; Weight competition begins
at 3 p.m.
||The Glass Pavilion, Levering Hall, at
The Johns Hopkins University Homewood campus, 3400 N.
Charles St., Baltimore, Md.
||Johns Hopkins students, working in
teams of two or three, are designing and building
about 20 model bridges, using only spaghetti and
glue. At Sunday's event, the bridges will be tested
to see which can hold the most weight before it
breaks. To date, the best student bridge has held 64
kilograms (140 lbs.).
||Freshmen enrolled in an introductory
course called What is Engineering learn
important engineering concepts while designing and
building a sturdy pasta structure. Also, the winning
team receives $100.
||Spectators are welcome. Admission is
|Professor Michael Karweit.
(Before the event, Karweit can be reached at 410-516-8415.)
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