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TWU plans Eighth Annual Edible Car Contest March 3
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.
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
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.
Amanda McKeen Simpson
Director of News and Information
Tel: (940) 898-3456