Celebrate National Engineers Week with Johns Hopkins University Whiting School of Engineering
Tower of Power 2021 will take place virtually! Click on our 2021 Tower of Power Flyer for additional information.
A Tower of Power in a Half Hour
A Middle School National Engineering Week Challenge
Join Johns Hopkins University’s Whiting School of Engineering in celebrating National Engineers Week (February 21-27, 2021) by building a tower from spaghetti and marshmallows. The top five middle school teams that build the tallest freestanding tower win and will be invited to recreate their winning towers at the virtual JHU Tower of Power event in February 2021!
Email us at [email protected] if your school intends to participate in the virtual Tower of Power 2021 competition. Only one entry per middle school!
Intent to Participate Deadline: 11:59PM on January 15, 2021
Deadline for School Submissions: 11:59PM on February 12, 2021
Hints: Triangles are rigid. Structures using triangles tend to be strong. Note all the triangular trusses in the picture. Long lengths of spaghetti will bend. It’s probably better to have several short sections rather than one long section.
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Hub article: Engineers Week 2018 Homewood Campus Competition