February 27, 2012

Pasta power

JHU’s professional engineering fraternity, Theta Tau, kicked off National Engineers Week with its annual Tower of Power competition. Nineteen teams of students and alumni competed. The mission: to build with a box of uncooked linguini and bag of marshmallows the tallest tower in 20 minutes. This year’s winners were four PhD students from Mechanical Engineering: Suman Dasgupta, Pegah Ghahremani, Simon Lockyer-Bratton and Barbara Murienne. Their tower stood 69 inches.