Mix some hot glue, uncooked spaghetti and a unit on truss bridges in Engineering Design 1 and what do you get?

Unimposing little pasta bridges, which, despite their unlikely composition, prove deceptively strong.

In fact, the structure that sophomore Jared, junior Ben and senior Alec produced stood tall under 11,488 grams — that’s 46 times the mass of the bridge itself!

Get a glimpse of the testing process and the impressive results here.