Annual Tower of Power competition, part of National Engineers Week at Johns Hopkins, challenges students from Baltimore schools to build the tallest tower out of pasta and marshmallows.
National Engineers Week competition challenges students, alumni, and community to use their noodles.
Four members of the Baja team traveled to Barclay Elementary/Middle School to show this year’s car to 17 students, and explain engineering principles that allowed them to build it.
At the event, five teams of two students loaded their plates and munched happily away as they competed to build the strongest possible 8-to-9-inch miniature bridges out of colorful, sugary gumdrops and wooden toothpicks in 30 minutes.
Held annually as part of National Engineers Week at JHU, event challenges teams of undergraduates, graduate students, staff, alumni, and area middle school students to engineer the tallest possible towers from uncooked pasta and marshmallows in 30 minutes.
Johns Hopkins Engineering students mentor girls from Baltimore-area schools on renewable energy and the engineering design process.
The annual event challenges teams of Johns Hopkins undergraduates, graduate students, and alumni, as well as students representing several area middle schools, to engineer the tallest possible towers from boxes of uncooked spaghetti and bags of marshmallows.