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Pasta Bridge Building Contests

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1996 Annual Conference


Washington, District of Columbia

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June 23, 1996

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June 23, 1996

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June 26, 1996



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1.348.1 - 1.348.5

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Gordon E. Guffner

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Session 362S

Pasta Bridge Building Contests

Gordon E. Guffner Buffalo State College


THE CONCEPT - For over twenty years now, the author has been teaching a course entitled “The Shape of Things”. The intent of this course is to present technology as a Liberal Art to non-technolo~ students. Durrng this time, the author has developed various tools and methods with which to break down and sirnpli& engineering principles, without distortion so that they can be understood by the general college population. One such teaching tool, the subject of this paper, is the “Pasta Bridge Contest”.

THE EXTENDED TARGET GROUP - Although the authods classes are composed of college student% this concept has been presented to high school and middle school educatom who have, in turn, used the bridge buiiing contest in their classes. The author has also used the “Cont~t” m Engineering Technology classes at Buffalo State College and m a class of

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Guffner, G. E. (1996, June), Pasta Bridge Building Contests Paper presented at 1996 Annual Conference, Washington, District of Columbia.

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