About 45 high school students from the DMV and even China participated in Friday’s Engineering Innovation, a STEM-based summer program in Rockville.
On Friday, they had their Spaghetti Bridge Ceremony at Johns Hopkins’ Rockville Campus.
The goal was to give students a broad overview of engineering concepts and an introduction to different areas of the field.
On Friday, the students presented what they built during the summer course. It was a bridge made out of un-cooked spaghetti and a glue-like substance. The bridge had to be a certain height and weight.
The students were then judged based on how much weight the finished product could hold.
“I’m really excited, because we really worked hard on our bridge, and we also did this robot project too. I want to be an engineer. I’m thinking about doing chemical and biomedical engineering in college,” said Oakton High School student Samantha Benson.