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TWU to host Edible Car Contest on March 9

2/13/07


DENTON — Rev up the rotini — it’s time once again for the annual Edible Car Contest at Texas Woman’s University.

Cash prizes totaling $600 await the winners of the contest, now in its ninth year. Competition is open to teams of middle and high school students, as well as teams from TWU. The contest will be held from 9 a.m. until noon Friday, March 9 in the Southwest Banquet Room of Hubbard Hall, located on Administration Drive on TWU’s Denton campus. The entry fee is $20 per team, and the registration deadline is Friday, March 2. To register or for more information, visit www.twu.edu/as/college/ediblecar2007.htm.

Each team must consist of four students, at least two of whom must be female. Cars must be built using only food items edible to humans. In previous years, cars have been made from cucumbers, hot dogs and even a loaf of bread. Wheels have been made of pinwheel pasta, cookies and Moon Pies. Entries must look like cars and must not exceed design specifications outlined in the registration packet. All cars must be able to roll successfully down an 8- to 10-foot ramp on a 20-degree incline.

Cars will be judged by professional engineers. Judging criteria include aerodynamics, detailed design and speed.

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

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Karen Garcia
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Tel: (940) 898-3456
e-mail: kgarcia@twu.edu
 

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