OUC’s 20th Annual Spaghetti Bridge Contest crowned winners from among OUC students, local high school students and international visitors who came to Canada especially for the contest March 7, 2003. More than 200 students participated in this year’s competition in the individual and team competitions held at the North Kelowna Campus, including students from Hungary and The Netherlands.
The bridges were weighed and then put to the load test to see if they could support a two-kilogram mass for five minutes. The lightest bridges that did not break under the load took away the prize money.
Secondary Competition Results
Post Secondary Competition Results
Team Building Competition Results
This year’s team competition had a slight twist, as students were asked to build towers instead of bridges during the timed contest. Teams were given a set of specifications, a certain amount of pasta and two-and-a-half hours to build a tower that would then be placed on a platform and required to support a specified weight for one minute. The bridge that did not break under the load and weighed the least amount won.
Post Secondary Division
The students from Budapest Technical College thrilled the audience with a bridge that was put to the extreme weight test. Weighing 750 grams, it withstood a weight of more than 234 pounds before breaking.
Sponsors of the contest included: Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of B.C., Foundation for Education and Advancement in Technology, The OUC Faculty Association, the OUC Students’ Association, EarthTech, Northside Industries Inc., West Manufacturing Ltd., Monashee Manufacturing Corporation Ltd., ASDAC CNC Machining Ltd., Whitewater Specialities Ltd., Air Liquide, Okanagan Precision Machine Ltd., Multi-Power Products Ltd., Kelowna Steel Fabricators Ltd.