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TWU plans Eighth Annual Edible Car Contest March 3

2/22/06


DENTON — The rutabaga meets the road in Texas Woman's University's Eighth Annual Edible Car Contest, with cash prizes totaling $600 awaiting the winners.

Teams of middle school and high school students, as well as teams from TWU, are invited to compete in this annual event. The contest will be held from 9 a.m. until noon Friday, March 3 in the southwest banquet room of Hubbard Hall, located on Administration Drive on TWU's Denton campus. The entry fee is $20 per team.

Registration is open through Friday, Feb. 24. To register or for more information, go to www.twu.edu/smcw or call the TWU College of Arts and Sciences at (940) 898-3325.

Cars must be built using only food items edible to humans. In previous years, cars have been made from cucumbers, hot dogs, ice cream cones and even a loaf of bread. Wheels have been made of pinwheel pasta, cookies and Moon Pies.

Each team must consist of four members, two of whom must be female students. Each team may enter one car, and each student may be on one team only. Entries must look like cars and not exceed design specifications outlined in the registration packet. All cars must be able to roll down an eight- to 10-foot ramp on a 20-degree incline, and the total cost of materials should be less than $10.

Cars will be judged by Metroplex area engineers. The judging criteria include aerodynamics, detailed design and speed.

The contest is sponsored by the TWU Department of Mathematics and Computer Science and the TWU College of Arts and Sciences.

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For Further Information Contact:

Amanda McKeen Simpson
Director of News and Information
Tel: (940) 898-3456
e-mail: asimpson1@twu.edu
 

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