Portmore Community College engineering students emerged the winners at the 2016 Jamaica Institute of Engineers (JIE) National Macaroni Bridge Building Competition for Students. The competition, which is an annual competition, sees engineering students from the major tertiary institutions in Jamaica facing off against each other in constructing bridges that are made from dried macroni and glue. The students are required to apply engineering concepts that they have learnt to the design of the bridge. The competition has two categories: The Aesthetic category which takes into account the practicality as well as the complexity of the design features of the bridge. The second category is the Strength category. In determining the winner of this category, the bridges are subjected to weight tests. The winning design is the one that supports the most weight for the longest period before breaking. The weight of the bridge itself is also taken into consideration.
PCC won BOTH categories. The students who entered were from our Associate degree in Engineering programme