Explore Engineering Program to Have Youths Off to Races with Edible Car Contest

Tuesday, November 07, 2017
Students creating a car using crackers, pretzel sticks and other ingredients.

Youths can explore their interests in engineering and science through the Explore Engineering program, which kicks off this fall with an edible car contest. This is a free activity.

Youths in the third through eighth grades can discover that engineering and science are fun and exciting activities by creating edible cars in the first Explore Engineering program of the 2017-18 school year. Things get off to the races with an Edible Car Contest on Tuesday, Nov. 28 from 6-8 p.m. in the Sports and Recreation Center on campus.

This event will have students working in teams to design and create the fastest cars from an assortment of edible products. Teams will have the opportunity to race their cars down a ramp and calculate the average velocity of their vehicles.

Throughout the design and construction process, youths will have the opportunity to build communication and teamwork skills, and improve their team’s car designs through trial-and-error. Rose-Hulman students will be on hand to assist with the building and to encourage those participating in the program.

Registration is free, but is required in advance. For more information, email Rene Hankins, director of pre-college or call 812-877-8220.

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