pasta bridge 2012

As sure as the swallows return to San Juan Capistrano, February sees another assault on the all-time pasta bridge load/weight ratio record.  And I’ve got a new personal best.  12 grams, carrying 148 grams for a 12.33:1 score.  Nicely done, gang.

That’s not quite the school  record, which is held by my esteemed colleague Rob Whitehead.  His undergrad SCI-TECHers managed a 14:1 ratio last year.  We’re working on it.  I think this group may get the long-proposed and debated but never implemented second round, where we talk about strength of materials and cross-sectional shape by letting them make their own pasta.  We’ll see how the term goes.