AUIS students participate in third annual Spaghetti Bridge Competition | The American University of Iraq Sulaimani

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AUIS students participate in third annual Spaghetti Bridge Competition

Thursday, May 3, 2018 - 12:00

 

Student teams from American University of Iraq - Sulaimani (AUIS) participated in the third annual Spaghetti Bridge Competition at the University of Sulaimani on April 7.

A total of 22 teams from eight universities in the Kurdistan Region participated in the competition. Teams competed to build model bridges out of dry spaghetti, which were evaluated based on a number of criteria, including how much weight they could support. The View Pioneer Company produced the load testing system that determined the bridges’ total weight capacity.

The engineering departments at AUIS, the University of Sulaimani, and Ishik University – Sulaimani organized this competition in an effort to encourage future engineers apply theoretical concepts learned in the classroom to real life situations.

The AUIS teams that participated in the competition expressed their gratitude to Dr. Ashty Qazzaz from AUIS, Dr. Sirwan Khurshid from the University of Sulaimani, and Mr. Ilham Ibrahim from Ishik University – Sulaimani for their role in putting the competition together, to supervisor, Dr. Nihad Bahaaldeen Baban, the volunteers from the three organizing universities, and event sponsor Qaiwan Group.