Huskies Can Build It!

Congratulations to this year's Huskies Can Build It! winners!

HCBI Winning structure(1st place winner - NGAGE) HCBI 2nd place winner(2nd place winner - Alpha Phi Omega) HCBI 3rd place(3rd place winner - Delta Sigma Pi)

Thank you NGAGE (1st place), Alpha Phi Omega (2nd place) and Delta Sigma Pi (3rd place) for participating in this year's Huskies Can Build It! A special thanks goes out to our wonderful engineering consultants and judges, as well:

Pettee Guerrero David Beamish Dain Gotto (judge)
Stephen Cwian James Mortel Dr. Cliff Mirman (judge)
Adam Krejci Adam Zaucha Amanda Carrier (judge)
Andy Hermann  Brian Long (judge) Destiny McDonald (judge)

What is 'Huskies Can Build It!'?

Huskies Can Build It! is a competition meant to help gather food for donation to local food pantries. Out of the cans collected, teams then build an interesting structure out of those cans, typically within a theme assigned by the office of Student Involvement & Leadership Development.

Each team is paired with an engineering consultant from an NIU engineering student organization who will help student groups ensure that their structure is built well. 

It's for a good cause!

Not only do teams get a chance to show their Huskie Pride, but they also work to help lessen the impact that hunger has in our community.

According to Feeding America, in 2011, 13.9% of DeKalb County residents reported being food insecure. Food security refers to a person or family’s lack of constant access to enough food to sustain a healthy life. At the state level, 15.2% of Illinois residents reported food insecurity in 2011. Feeding America estimated that would cost $762, 692, 290 to meet food needs in the entire state. Efforts like CANstruction help local food pantries provide food to those who are food insecure and lessen the impact of hunger.

Registration Information

Registration for Huskies Can Build It! will re-open in the Fall of 2014. The competition will be held indoors as part of Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week in November 2014.

For more information please contact us at or call (815) 753-1421.