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TWU Holds Sixth Annual Edible Car Contest

2/20/04


DENTON — Cash prizes totaling $600 await the winners of the Sixth Annual Edible Car Contest at Texas Woman’s University.

The contest, April 2, is open to students in grades 8-12 as well as TWU students. All contest entries must be made entirely of food edible to humans.

Teams wanting to register for the competition can do so through March 24. Registration is $20 per team. For registration materials, visit www.twu.edu/smcw or call the TWU Science and Mathematics Center for Women at (940) 898-2769.

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 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 and the Science and Mathematics Center for Women.

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For Further Information Contact:

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