The WiE Edible Car Contest

Students, Register Now and Join in the Fun - Deadline Feb. 19, 2020

Edible Car Contest teams

GW SEAS Women in Engineering Invites You to Participate in….

The Edible Car Contest 

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Come and Join in the Fun!

During GW Engineering Week, WiE, in collaboration with GW Society of Women Engineers (SWE) and the GW Engineering Council, is hosting the first GW Edible Car Competition. 

What is an Edible Car?

The Center of Women in Engineering is defining the edible car as a vehicle-like structure that is made up entirely of edible items (items intended for humans – so no dog biscuits or other such items) and can move down an incline plane.

Who Can Enter?

Get your team together – we suggest teams of 3 or 4 and no more than 5.  Extra credit will be awarded for diversity of teams. No solo ‘teams’ permitted.  A student may be on only one team. Advance registration is required.

What Will the Team Do?

On the evening of the Edible Car Competition, all teams will gather at the "Green Wall" of the SEH Building by no later than 5:45 pm. At 6:00 pm your team will be able to select as many edible items as they would like to construct a car. There will be a pre-filled table containing edible ingredients.. Your team will have 15 minutes to make a decision about your selected materials, and 45 minutes to design, create and test your car.

How Will the Judging Work?

The GW Chef and Faculty from SEAS will be judges. They will be judging on the use of the edible items, the aesthetics of the car, whether the ‘car’ fulfils the definition of a vehicle, and the ability of the car to move down the plane.

Submitted edible vehicles must "look like" a vehicle and must not exceed the following dimensions:

  • 4 inches wide (including wheels and hub caps)
  • 4 inches tall (including, but not requiring windshield, car roof, people, etc.)
  • 12 inches long (including front and rear bumpers and any other extensions)
  • Vehicles must operate on 3 - 4 rotating "wheels" and roll successfully down a ramp that is 8 to 10 feet in length, inclined at approximately 20 degrees and that is approximately 7.5 inches wide.

A first, second and third place winning team will be announced and featured, along with photos of their vehicles, on the WiE website and in the SEAS video news feeds.

What Will You Do During the Judging?

Besides rooting for your team, the Center will host some snacks and drinks for all to enjoy while networking.

How Do You Enter the Competition, and What is the Deadline?

Submit your Team Name and Team Members using this form. Note that the Primary Contact and 2nd Team Member information are required and up to five team members are allowed. Contact [email protected] if you have questions.  The deadline to enter is February 19, 2020. Good luck!