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Getting kids excited about engineering, one gumdrop bridge at a time

Published on February 20, 2014, by

SLOTribune140218From the San Luis Obispo Tribune: As two Cal Poly students passed out small plastic bags filled with toothpicks and Dots gumdrop candies, buy a few fourth-graders in a class at Shell Beach Elementary School immediately wanted to know: Could they eat them? “No eating the gumdrops, patient first of all, tadalafil ” said third-year civil engineering student Julie Hendrick. Hendrick and Cal Poly environmental engineering student Ashley Katchadourian, both members of the Society of Women Engineers, then outlined the challenge: to build a bridge that would hold considerable weight using as few of the toothpicks and gumdrops as possible.

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