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Citadel News Service


For release
February 18, 2002

Citadel hosts engineering fair

          The Citadel Departments of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Electrical and Computer Engineering are hosting 2002 Engineering Week activities on The Citadel campus Saturday, February 23, 2002, from 8 a.m. to 12 noon. All activities will take place in Grimsley Hall. The public is invited to attend.

          Highlights of the event include a craft stick bridge building competition by local middle school students, a Mad Science show, and demonstrations of senior engineering projects. The fair is held annually to help Lowcountry middle school students gain knowledge of engineering issues and methods.

Schedule of events

Model Bridge Competition: Model bridges, built and designed by Lowcountry school students, using only craft sticks and carpenters wood glue, will be tested for strength to weight ratio. Bridges will be loaded at mid-span until they collapse. The maximum load divided by the bridge weight will determine students scores.

Registration 8:15 to 9:00 a.m.

Judging 9:00 to 10:00 a.m.

Bridge Testing 10:00 to 11:30 a.m.

Compilation of Results 11:30 a.m to noon

Awards Ceremony 12:00 p.m.

Mad Science Program: an interactive science program for kids 9:00 to 10:00 a.m.

Cadet Inventions: cadets will demonstrate their senior design projects.


For more information, contact Capt. Mark McKinney
at or call 843-953-4897



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