BCC’s engineering design classes take part in Canstruction

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SUNY Broome students are using their skills learned in the classroom to support a great cause. 

Freshmen in Broome’s engineering design classes are once again taking part in Canstruction.

Students are tasked with creating a structure out of cans of food, which will all be donated to the Food Bank of the Southern Tier afterward.

This year’s design will feature three huge gears on a platform constructed from more than 3,000 cans. 

SUNY Broome Chair of Engineering Science and Physics Robert Lofthouse says it’s a project all the students got behind. “It’s great to have the support of our campus community and people around the area, it’s wonderful to see. The students are excited about the ability to give back and help the community.”

Structures will be on display at the Oakdale Mall from March 17th through the 24th.

Awards will be given out on the 20th and the public is welcome to attend and once again I will be serving as one of the judges.

The students are seeking help to reach their goal of donating 2 tons of food for their project.

To contribute, visit: https://www.foodbankst.org/canstruction/

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