13th Annual Edible Car Contest Feb. 28

Illinois Valley Community College’s 13th annual Edible Car Contest begins at noon Wednesday, Feb. 28 in the cafeteria.

The contest, which celebrates National Engineering Week, was originally sponsored by the National Science Foundation.

Dorene Data, organizer and coordinator of Computer-Aided Design said, “Our purpose is to demonstrate that STEM, or science, technology, engineering and math, can be creative and fun.”

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 car 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.

For information, contact Data at (815) 224-0221, Dorene_data@ivcc.edu or visit www.ivcc.edu/ediblecar.