"How Strong Is The Bridge?! 2019" or AJKTM 2019 is international student spaghetti bridge competition, organized by the students of the Faculty of Civil Engineering, Transportation Engineering and Architecture of the University of Maribor for the 10th consecutive year. Contenders design, plan and build their own spaghetti bridge which must meet certain criteria. As building materials, only spaghetti and hot glue are used.
The three day competition will be held at the Faculty of Civil Engineering, Transportation Engineering and Architecture of the University of Maribor May 6th till 9th, 2019. 30 teams from Slovenia and from around the world will participate.
AJKTM 2019 is a great opportunity for students of Civil Engineering, Architecture, Mechanical Engineering or other technical sciences (other students are also welcome) to test their skills and knowledge in competitive yet friendly and fun atmosphere. Competition is known as the biggest of a kind in this part of Europe.
Winning teams will receive considerable monetary prizes (Bearing capacity: 1st place 1000EUR, 2nd place 600EUR, 3rd place 300EUR, Design: 1st place 300EUR)
In past competitions, competitors have proved that spaghetti bridge can bair loads up to 70 times their own weight. The record of the competition is an incredible 112,04 kg of load achieved by the winning team at the 2018 competition.
AJKTM 2019 is not only about competition. During three days in Maribor a lot of different social and cultural events are planned as well. Food and accommodation will be provided for all the participating teams.
For more information see ajktm.fg.um.si.
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