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MEDIA ALERT: TWU to host Edible Car Contest on March 4

3/3/11

WHAT: Roll out the rutabaga and let them drive cake! It’s time once again for the annual Edible Car Contest at Texas Woman’s University.

Cash prizes totaling $750 await the winners of the contest, now in its 13th year. Competition is open to teams of middle and high school students, as well as teams from TWU. Each team must consist of four students, at least two of whom must be female.

WHERE: Southwest Banquet Room of Hubbard Hall, located off Administration Drive on TWU’s Denton campus. For map and directions, visit http://www.twu.edu/maps.asp.

WHEN: 9 a.m.-noon Friday, March 4. Best photo/filming opportunities from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

WHO: The competition includes more than 50 teams from the following schools: Harpool Middle School “Math Matters” in Denton, Denton High School, Woodrow Wilson High School in Dallas, the Irma Rangel Young Women's Leadership School in Dallas, Ursuline Academy of Dallas, Barbara Bush Middle School in Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD, Carter Junior High School in Arlington, Sam Houston Middle School in Garland, Schrade Middle School in Garland, South Garland High School, Midlothian High School in Garland, Everman High School, the Rio Vista Science Club, Tolar High School, the Grand Prairie Ninth Grade Center Science Club, Goldey High School and the Education Center in The Colony.

DETAILS: Cars must be built using only food items edible to humans. In previous years, cars have been made from hot dog buns, rice paper, pasta and beef jerky. 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 TWU Department of Mathematics and Computer Science.


Media Contact:

Amanda Simpson
Director of Media Relations
940-898-3456
asimpson1@twu.edu

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