Save the date for this year's competition


LATROBE, PA – An engineering competition for area high school students, co-sponsored by Carbone’s Restaurant of Crabtree and the Herbert W. Boyer School of Natural Sciences, Mathematics and Computing at Saint Vincent College, will be held at 6 p.m. Monday, March 7 in the Fred M. Rogers Center.

The public is welcome to watch as miniature bridges made out of uncooked pasta are loaded with increasing weights until they collapse.

The Saint Vincent College Engineering Club is assisting with arrangements for this year’s competition according to club president Ande Greco.

Forty-one teams representing nine Westmoreland County high schools will participate in this year’s contest including Derry Area, Franklin Regional, Greensburg Central Catholic, Greensburg Salem, Hempfield Area, Jeannette, Norwin, Penn Trafford and Yough.

Judges for the competition will be Matt Burns of Gibson-Thomas Engineering, Melanie Berry of Michael Baker International and Dr. John Smetanka of Saint Vincent College.

The competition is designed to increase high school students’ awareness about the role engineering plays in their lives and the career opportunities in the field and to provide an opportunity for students to collaborate on the design and construction.


For Information:
Don Orlando, Director, Public Relations
Saint Vincent College, 300 Fraser Purchase Road, Latrobe, PA 15650-2690
Phone 724 805-2010, FAX 724 805-2019,,

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