Students learn to build bridges at CSUCI

34 students from Hueneme High participated in the 16 day Summer Bridge program to study engineering and build a bridge out of spaghetti noodles. A competition was held at the end to see whose bridge can hold the most weight. All the students are part of the Engineering Design Career Pathways Academy at the high school.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers SETTING UP THE BRIDGE - CSUCI associate professor of physics Gregory Wood, left, watches as Jesus Salazar, 17, and Miguel Aguilar, 17, place their spaghetti bridge between two tables to see how much weight the bridge can hold during the Summer Bridge program at CSU Channel Islands on July 10. 34 students from Hueneme High participated in the 16 day program to study engineering and build a bridge out of spaghetti noodles. A competition was held at the end to see whose bridge can hold the most weight. All the students are part of the Engineering Design Career Pathways Academy at the high school.

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SETTING UP THE BRIDGE – CSUCI associate professor of physics Gregory Wood, left, watches as Jesus Salazar, 17, and Miguel Aguilar, 17, place their spaghetti bridge between two tables to see how much weight the bridge can hold during the Summer Bridge program at CSU Channel Islands on July 10. 34 students from Hueneme High participated in the 16 day program to study engineering and build a bridge out of spaghetti noodles. A competition was held at the end to see whose bridge can hold the most weight. All the students are part of the Engineering Design Career Pathways Academy at the high school.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers ALL READY TO GO - Hueneme High School student's spaghetti bridges lay on the table before the competition.

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ALL READY TO GO – Hueneme High School student’s spaghetti bridges lay on the table before the competition.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers TOO MUCH WEIGHT - Hueneme High School students Gustavo Valdez, 17, left, Adolfo Morales, 16, and Daniel Osorvio, 16, react as their spaghetti bridge fails after a plastic basket was connected to it at CSU Channel Islands on July 10.

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TOO MUCH WEIGHT – Hueneme High School students Gustavo Valdez, 17, left, Adolfo Morales, 16, and Daniel Osorvio, 16, react as their spaghetti bridge fails after a plastic basket was connected to it at CSU Channel Islands on July 10.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers COLLAPSE - Hueneme High School student Jose Macias, 16, watches as his group's spaghetti bridge fails under the weight of a basket and four small bottles of water during the Summer Bridge program at CSU Channel Islands on July 10.

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COLLAPSE – Hueneme High School student Jose Macias, 16, watches as his group’s spaghetti bridge fails under the weight of a basket and four small bottles of water during the Summer Bridge program at CSU Channel Islands on July 10.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers THE MOST WEIGHT - CSUCI associate professor of physics Gregory Wood, right, uses a scale to see how much weight Cesar Vega's bridge held during the Summer Bridge program at CSU Channel Islands on July 10.

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THE MOST WEIGHT – CSUCI associate professor of physics Gregory Wood, right, uses a scale to see how much weight Cesar Vega’s bridge held during the Summer Bridge program at CSU Channel Islands on July 10.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers BREAKING POINT - Hueneme High School students Cesar Vega, left, Gezreel Federis and Anagabriel Marinez, all 17, look at their broken spaghetti bridge at competing in the competition at CSU Channel Islands on July 10.

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BREAKING POINT – Hueneme High School students Cesar Vega, left, Gezreel Federis and Anagabriel Marinez, all 17, look at their broken spaghetti bridge at competing in the competition at CSU Channel Islands on July 10.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers TOO MUCH WEIGHT - Jose Ocampo, 16, reacts as his spaghetti bridge buckles under the weight of a basket with bottles of water in them during the during the Summer Bridge program at CSU Channel Islands on July 10.

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TOO MUCH WEIGHT – Jose Ocampo, 16, reacts as his spaghetti bridge buckles under the weight of a basket with bottles of water in them during the during the Summer Bridge program at CSU Channel Islands on July 10.

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