Illinois Valley Community College’s 14th annual Edible Car Contest will be at noon Wednesday, Feb. 27, in the cafeteria.
The contest, which celebrates National Engineering Week, was originally sponsored by the National Science Foundation. Check-in begins at 10 a.m. with judging at 11:30 and racing at noon.
“Our purpose is to demonstrate that STEM, or science, technology, engineering and math, can be creative and fun," said computer-aided design instructor and organizer of the event Dorene Data.
In addition to IVCC students, faculty and staff, area high schools are also invited to compete. Participants work in teams to come up with creative and workable designs.
In 2016, the contest received its fourth nomination for a prestigious Bellwether Award, a national award recognizing outstanding and innovative community college projects. In 2012, the contest was one of ten finalists.
“Last year we had a record number 36 entries with 18 cars created by students from five local high schools. We’re excited to see this year’s designs,” Data said.
For information, contact Data at 815-224-0221, Dorene_data@ivcc.edu or visit ivcc.edu/ediblecar.