Canstruction 2018: We ‘can’ create a buzz for SUNY Broome

Canned food. Image in public domain.For the first time, SUNY Broome students will be participating in Canstruction at the Oakdale Mall – showing off their engineering design skills while donating more than a ton of food to the people in need.

First-year students in instructor Susan Schwing’s Engineering Design I and II are designing and building the structure, which will feature an image of Stinger, the college’s Hornet mascot, and the college’s logo in a zigzag design that shows “SUNY” or “Broome” depending on where the viewer stands.

The project is sponsored by a $4,000 donation from the CSRA Company, based in Menands, NY. All the canned goods used in the project will be donated to the Community Hunger Outreach Warehouse and the Food Bank of the Southern Tier.

Building will take place Sunday, April 8, at the Oakdale Mall, with judging the following day. The structures will be on display for a week, before being disassembled on April 15.