Despite the rain, student exhibitors from Portmore Community College shined on the 2nd leg of the Release Innovation College Tour. The CS&E Year 2 Project, Comcol Winning Software and the Macaroni Challenge Group all came out in their numbers to showcase their talents.

The Macaroni Challenge was a big crowd puller for the students. It showcased a replica of a bridge made by macaroni and crazy glue that was judged in a recent competition based on aesthetics and strength. Portmore Community College placed 1st over UWI and UTECH entrants. While it sounds simple it took a calculative effort to make it possible. Dwayne Stewart, the student president shared, “Each school has to present two bridges to compete. We paid careful attention to the length of the bridge and we used the K-Thrust System to help with construction, so our bridge was able to hold just a bit over 38 pounds”.

The Release Innovation College Tour is powered by JN WAY and Lasco’s brands ICool, Lyrix Soda, and Konka Energy Drink. The next stop is slated for Brown’s Town Community College in St. Ann. “Portmore was great. I am really looking forward to Brown’s Town Community College. We will have the Bashy Bus on site as well as informative displays from JIPO and the Company Office of Jamaica to name a few” said Talisa Taylor, Executive Producer of The Release.

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