Pasta Bridge Competition


This is the first basic engineering-science course required in the mechanical engineering curriculum at York College.  The course begins with a description of how the topic of Statics fits into the area known as Engineering Mechanics and then moves into six major areas of study.

  • vector algebra of forces and moments
  • free body diagrams and equilibria of particles and rigid bodies
  • centroids and centers of gravity
  • internal forces in trusses and frames
  • friction and aplications to machines
  • moments of inerta

At the end of the semester there is a Pasta Bridge Contest where the objective is to construct a bridge using only uncooked pasta and hot glue. 

Wersinger, Otradovec, Groth

Hixenbaugh, Nuzzo, Anderson

FA13 Pasta Bridge Competition - 1st Place Team

Patrick Wersinger

Daniel Otradovec

Dale Groth


Team Photos

FA13 Team Photos - 1

FA13 Team Photos - 2

FA13 Team Photos - 3

2nd Place Team

Stacey Hixenbaugh

Kathleen Nuzzo

David Anderson

See more photos of the competition!