Students test engineering skills with spaghetti bridges

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Dozens of Montgomery County high school students culminated a four week engineering camp Friday with a test of strength.

Friday, about 40 students tested out bridges they built from spaghetti. It was part of the Johns Hopkins University Engineering Imagination program. The winning bridge held about 22 pounds. Officials say they hope this inspires some teens to pursue a stem career, a field with many openings. 

“It helped me see more about electrical, mechanical, and other parts of engineering that I wouldn’t otherwise have known,” said Spencer Schenk, whose team won the competition.

There are 12 other locations around the country that participate in the Engineering Innovation camp.

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