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TWU Holds Fifth Annual Edible Car Contest

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TWU Holds Fifth Annual Edible Car Contest

2/19/03


DENTON — Culinary arts and automotive design combine March 7 at the Fifth Annual Edible Car Contest at Texas Woman's University. Teams from Dallas-Fort Worth area high schools and TWU will see who can serve up the most attractive and fastest car — made entirely of food edible to humans.

Teams wanting to register for the competition can do so through noon on Feb. 28. Registration is free. For registration materials, contact Dr. Francis Thompson, TWU professor of mathematics and computer science, at (940) 898-2157 or at fthompson@twu.edu .

In previous years, cars have been made from cucumbers, hot dogs, ice cream cones and even a loaf of bread. Wheels have been made 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 engineering design, such as correct size, totally edible, durability and variety of materials; creativity, such as use of accessories and overall attractiveness; and speed.

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

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For Further Information Contact:

Roy Kron
Director of News and Information
Tel: (940) 898-3456
e-mail: rkron@twu.edu