Incredible, Edible Vehicle Competition Dec.8 on UNL's East Campus

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December 1, 2015

Lincoln, Neb. — Having the dog eat this homework isn’t too far-fetched.

Incredible, Edible Vehicle Competition
Incredible, Edible Vehicle Competition

The Dec. 8 Incredible, Edible Vehicle Competition will be at the Great Plains Room of the Nebraska East Union from 2-4 p.m.

Students in Department Head Mark Riley’s introductory biological systems and agricultural engineering class will demonstrate their edible cars. The event  started the Incredible Edible Car competition several years ago to foster teamwork among his students.

The cars must be made entirely of food and nothing else. Students then must be able eat the car at the end of the competition.

Teams roll their cars down a sloped track to see which one travels farthest and stays in one piece. The top three teams receive a certificate. Teams also must make a poster detailing the process of making the car.

Vegetables, sausage, cheese and candy are just a few of the materials students use in making the cars. With the addition of a calorie limit, the vehicles this year are expected to be healthier than ever before.

The Department of Biological Systems Engineering is jointly in the College of Engineering and the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, which is a part of the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources.

Evan Curtis
Department of Biological Systems Engineering

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