Marshmallow Competition 2022
We enjoy competition. We enjoy challenges. If a challenge is in front of us and it appeals to us, we go ahead and conquer it. This is the slogan of the Civil Engineering Department at Tishk International University. In order to foster a competitive and active learning environment that integrates theoretical concepts with practical applications, the Department organized a Marshmallow Competition on December 20th, 2022. The competition was open to 2nd and 3rd year students, and a total of 32 participants from both grades took part. The students were tasked with building structures using spaghetti, which were then subjected to a load test using marshmallows to assess their stability.
To encourage teamwork and collaboration, the students were divided into groups of four, and were supervised by a team of lecturers, professors, research assistants and the Head of the Department. The competition was a great success, and the top three groups were recognized for their outstanding performance. Such competitions play a crucial role in developing problem-solving skills, promoting teamwork and enhancing critical thinking abilities amongst students.
- Group Alfa: Hakar, Laso, Avreen, Ahmad Kamaran and Ahmad Hamza
- Group Ramyar: Ramyar, Bilal, Didan and Darun
- Group Lion: Omar, Abdul Hadi, Ahmad Farhan, Yousif and Lawand
Appreciation gifts were presented to the winning groups by the Head of the Department and lecturers as a token of love and appreciation at the end of competition.