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1st Spaghetti Bridge Building Contest

According to the Public Relation and International Affairs Department of SUTIC, the 1st Spaghetti Bridge Building Contest was held in cooperation with Kish Cup Group of the International Campus along with Kish Education Organization. The event was held at Minoo Hall of Sharif University of Technology, International Campus on Thursday Feb 2nd, 2017.

130 school students of the island participated in the Contest and 57 model bridges were presented by 40 teams of 2 to 3 students. The bridges were judged with regard to their weight, style, and aesthetic design. The event was held in the presence of SUTIC’s president, Dr. Selk Ghafari, a number of university lecturers, Deputy Head of cultural and social affairs of Kish Free Zone Organization, Dr Rezvani, Head of Kish Education Organization, Dr Javidi, the school principals and teachers, the Deputy assistance of Iranian Judiciary’s Crime Prevention Department, Dr Amiri, and Council Secretary of Public Awareness Raising, Notices, and Opinion Polls, Dr Jafari.

The SUTIC president pointed out the objectives of the contest as familiarizing the school students with educational and research activities in the university environment as well as getting familiar with engineering fields, he also considered the goals as encouraging healthy social Contests and team work among school students. He continued that such events help the students practice the university culture by stepping into the university students’ lives, strengthen the research spirit, familiarize the participants with management concepts and time management techniques.

Dr. Selk Ghafari continued by pointing out the university’s future perspectives in preparing the ground for attracting foreign students with accordance to the country’s Free Zones’ potentials. He mentioned the number of students graduated from undergraduate, postgraduate, and PhD programs as more than two thousand from the establishment of the university on the island in 2004. He also added that SUTIC has been acting strongly in the field of technology, education, and research during the years.

Dr. Rezvani , KFZO Deputy Head of cultural and social affairs considered school students as future makers of the country so he advised them to plan a bright future for themselves; he reminded that the 1st times never happen again; therefore, he asked the students to remember their first Spaghetti Bridge Contest’s experience in SUTIC.
In the end he thanked the Sharif University and the Education Organization as well as the principals and school teachers for organizing a healthy competition.
The Head of Kish Education Organization expressed his appreciation of the holders and organizers and acknowledged the organization’s preparation in having further future-oriented cooperation with the university.

Dr. Javidi requested assistance from SUTIC to have tight collaboration with the education organization since the educational facilities and exclusive condition of the SUTIC can help to familiarize the potential and top students with research and science-oriented activities.

Following the speeches, the teams were scored with regard to the three fields of weight, style, and aesthetic design.
 

No

field

Rank

Group Name

1

Aesthetic Design

1st

Twining Spicy-Kharazmi

2

Aesthetic Design

2nd

Ayatullah Khameneyi

3

Aesthetic Design

3rd

Ghadir Female School

4

Style

1st

Fatemieh

5

Style

2nd

Pardis Elm

6

Weight

1st

Omran Ati

7

Weight

2nd

Kharazmi

8

Weight

3rd

Fatemieh

 


The winning teams were awarded certificate of appreciation and statues by KFZO Deputy Head of cultural and social affairs, the university president, and head of the Educational Organization along with other present authorities.
The main prizes included 6 electronic tablet devices awarded by SUTIC for the first winners in the categories of style and weight, a tour of Mashhad for 9 from Tehran’s Science, Research, and Technology Basij Organization and Foundation of Elites. The Song of Persian Gulf Recreation Complex also granted the members of the 2nd winning teams in the categories of weight and style along with the first team of aesthetic design with free visits to the Musical Fountains; Kish Free Zone Organization awarded the 3rd winning teams of all categories with 1million IRR coupons for The Art Pavement Market; the Education Organization granted the 1st winning teams of all categories with 5 hundred thousand IRR gift cards, and finally the manager of the Ocean Water Park presented 10 free tickets to the lucky participants through a lottery.


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