July 6, 2022Reading Time: 2 minutes
On Friday, June 3 rd , 2022, the South Jersey section of the American Institute of Architects New Jersey Chapter held a spaghetti marshmallow challenge with the Boys and Girls Club of Atlantic City at their teen center at 317 N. Pennsylvania Avenue. As part of their mission to promote architecture through education, advocacy and service, Several AIA SJ members came out to volunteer their time and guide teams through the design challenge.
Check out footage from the event HERE!
Prior to the challenge, they discussed some architectural and structural basics, the architect’s role in the built environment, and the importance of teamwork and prototyping.
Over 30 kids participated in the event. Broken down into 9 teams, they had 30 minutes to build a tower out of no more than 20 pieces of raw spaghetti and 20 mini marshmallows. The tallest tower that could support a ping pong ball would win.
At the completion of the build, prizes were awarded to the 1 st place team and runner-up. Fun was had by all!
By Stacey Ruhle Kliesch, AIA, AIA NJ Advocacy Consultant | Posted in AIA South Jersey, K12 Architecture Education, Members & the Community | Tagged: #Boysandgirlsclubofatlanticcity, #ChaserGaffneyAIA, #CitizenArchitects, #CommunityService, #joyceScatuccioAssociateAIA, #K12, #MichaelSalernoAIA | Comments (0)
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