On April 7th 2018 civil engineering department at Ishik University Sulaimani in cooperation with the civil engineering department at both Sulaimani University and American University of Iraq Sulaimani organized the 3rd National Spaghetti Bridge Competition that was held in Sulaimani University, faculty of science conference hall.
The students from 8 Universities participated in the competition. Each University was participated with only 3 groups which was consist of 3 students. The participant universities were Ishik University Sulaimani, Sulaimani University, Sulaimani Polytechnic University, American University of Iraq Sulaimani, Ishik University Erbil, Selahaddin University Erbil and Komar University for Science and Technology.
The aim of the competition was to enable the students to use different design methods to create a bridge that can sustain the maximum amount of load with a very simple unconventional building material, by this mean to allow them to use the theoretical background they have so far learned from the classes to put into the practice.
Another aim of the competition was to help the students from different universities at the same department to have a chance to know each other, meet and share ideas based on their knowledge from their field.