The objective of the toothpick bridge challenge is to design the most efficient, economical, functional and aesthetic bridge using only toothpicks and glue. Teams will be judged by a panel of industry experts for unique prizes. Awards include a glass-blown trophy handmade at the glass studio at The Works: Ohio Center for History, Art & Technology. Each winning team member will also receive a $1,000 scholarship to attend COTC.
Hands-on engineering technology activities for children will be available and there will be 3-D printing.
In its second year, STEMfest!® Knox represents a notable partnership among colleges. Kenyon College and Mount Vernon Nazarene University are also hosting challenges. Additional sponsors include SPI Spot and The Works: Ohio Center for History, Art & Technology with generous support from Ariel Corporation, Griffin Insurance, Siemens, Brenneman Lumber Co., Community Foundation of Mount Vernon & Knox County, First-Knox National Bank, Knox Community Hospital and Mount Vernon Rotary Foundation.