If you want to build the tallest tower, it all comes down to how many tetrahedra—three-dimensional triangles—you can fit into a structure, according to the aspiring engineers who competed in the Tower of Power.
Teams from the Friends School of Baltimore, Francis Scott Key Elementary/Middle School, Our Lady of Victory School, the Summit School, and the Gilman School took part in the engineering contest last week, testing their engineering prowess against Johns Hopkins students, staff, and alumni. Held annually as part of National Engineers Week at Johns Hopkins, the Tower of Power challenges participants to engineer the tallest possible towers from uncooked pasta and marshmallows in 30 minutes. The prize? Honor, glory, and Amazon gift certificates.