Jul 18, 2018

Future Engineers Test their Skills with Spaghetti

July 18, 2018
Future Engineers Test their Skills with Spaghetti

WHO: High school students from:
  • Camp Hill High School
  • Hershey High School
  • Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Performing Arts
  • Mechanicsburg Area Senior High School
  • Milton Hershey School
  • SciTech High
  • Wyomissing Area Junior/Senior High School
  • Yeshiva Tiferes Torah of Boca Raton 
  • York Suburban Senior High School
WHAT: Johns Hopkins University Engineering Innovation Summer Program Spaghetti Bridge Competition
WHEN: July 20, 2018, 9-11 a.m.
WHERE: HACC’s Midtown Trade and Technology Center, Midtown 2 building, Room 206, 1500 N. 3rd St., Harrisburg, PA 17102
COVERAGE: Media coverage is invited at this event.
High school students with an aptitude in math and science are developing problem-solving skills and exploring computer, chemical, electrical and mechanical engineering concepts during the Johns Hopkins Engineering Summer Program, hosted at HACC’s Midtown Trade and Technology Center.
The course is taught this summer by Kim Ketelsleger, professor of mechanical engineering technology and structural engineering technology at HACC.  
The program culminates July 20 with a spaghetti bridge competition. Teams of three to four students will build bridges using spaghetti and epoxy glue and compete to see which bridge can support the heaviest load.
HACC is the only school in Pennsylvania participating this summer. The program has been hosted in Harrisburg since 2008.  
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