Spaghetti Bridge
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Spaghetti Bridge

It is our pleasure to invite your students to participate in the 17th JCC High School Spaghetti Bridge Building Competition to be held Thursday, November 14th, 2024 from 9:30am - 1:15pm here at SUNY Jefferson. We look forward to your participation this year!

It is our goal to provide opportunities to increase awareness and encourage high school students to consider entering the field of engineering. This friendly competition of local high school teams will allow your students the opportunity to come to the JCC campus, meet our current engineering students, and challenge themselves. Trophies and cash prizes are awarded for the top three placing teams: $100 for First, $50 for Second, and $25 for Third. We have invited high schools from Jefferson, Lewis, St. Lawrence, and Oswego County to participate. We also invite each school to send one middle school team to be mentored and compete in its own category. We will award $25 to the top Middle School team.

The registration deadline is October 24th. All registration will be handled online. Teams are limited to the first 40 that register. To register go to check out the website for tips and advice for success. Please contact Kerry Kennett, JCC Engineering Instructor

We feel that this will be a wonderful event with your collaboration. You play a very significant role in encouraging students to participate in new challenges; and we sincerely hope that your school plans to send some teams to join us! We look forward to working with you and seeing you in early November!

Tips for Success

Explore various bridge designs before the competition by utilizing bridge building apps such as the West Point Bridge Builder.

Spaghetti Bridge Important Dates

  • Registration Deadline - October 24th
  • Competition Starts - Thursday, November 14th 9:30am - 1:15pm
  • Competition Day

    9:30-10am Arrive at JCC/Register
    10-11:30am Build Time
    11:30am - 12:30pm Lunch
    12:30-1pm Bridge Testing & Smashing
    1-1:15pm Awards Ceremony

For More Information

Kerry Kennett, JCC Engineering Instructor

Donna Stevenson, Mathematics & Engineering Department Chair and Professor of Mathematics
(315) 786-2518