What is spaghetti for except for eating? What if spaghetti we eat as pasta becomes a bridge?

What is spaghetti for except for eating? What if spaghetti we eat as pasta becomes a bridge?

Spaghetti which many of us have been consuming for years has hosted the National Spaghetti Bridge Competition – 2016.
The competition which was organized by Hasan Kalyoncu University (HKU) Kalyoncu Institute of Technology (KIT) got a great attention.
Many bridges made out of spaghetti have taken place in HKU Culture and Convention Center (CCC). Bridges constructed by different university and departments were exhibited in the foyer.  Participants participated in the competition with the model bridges they designed and created as a team. The competition gave participants a chance to observe the skills of practice systematically. The organization which was held with the HKU KIT students’ community’s motto of “have fun and learn” had the aim of pleasing the participants and becoming a memory during students’ university life.
There was no difference between the real bridges and the spaghetti ones which were glued with silicon. Initially, bridges were evaluated in terms of design. Later, each bridge   was tested with certain weights, and their power and durability were also tested. The bridge carrying maximum weights gained places.
In the welcome speech, HKU Vice President Prof. Dr. Hanifi Aslan  stated that “they are thankful to Beşler Group and HKU KIT student community for the organization of the competition”, and added that  “I celebrate RA Mehmet Sakin, the founder, and KIT student community”.
After the observations, it was the turn of “transportation capacity”. Weights were loaded with the equipment in the middle of the bridges. Group PRUSA from Uludağ University reached the happy ending and became the champion after great excitement.
Presentations of the project, aesthetics, originality, structural efficiency were determined as main criteria. Each team was composed of 2-4 individuals.
The civilization group from Gaziantep University took the second place, “Fire, Water, Soil, Spaghetti group from HKU took the third place. The competition   ended with taking group photos.
 

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