International Bridge Building Contest

Ages:High School

Types:Performance, Presentation

Categories:Architecture, Design, engineering, STEM

Scope:International

This competition has not yet posted any deadlines.

The construction and testing of model bridges promotes the study and application of fundamental principles physics and also helps high school students develop "hands on" skills through bridge construction. By participating in the Bridge Building Competition students get a flavor of what it is to be an Engineer, designing structures to a set of specifications and then seeing them perform their function. They are also provided with an academically-oriented extracurricular activity which is recognized school-wide.

Students design scale model bridges and put them through an engineering stress test to see who has the strongest designs. Students must compete in an official Regional Contest in order to be invited to the International contest. Regional Contests are hosted for high school students around the world. You can find official locations on the contest website.

Bridges are put through a series of engineering tests to see who's is the strongest.
This competition has not yet listed it's awards.

Website: http://bridgecontest.phys.iit.edu/

Managing Organization: Illinois Institute of Technology

Contact:
Carlo Segre
segre@iit.edu

Entry Fee:

This competition is open to students in High School.

This competition has not yet posted any deadlines.

Overview

The construction and testing of model bridges promotes the study and application of fundamental principles physics and also helps high school students develop "hands on" skills through bridge construction. By participating in the Bridge Building Competition students get a flavor of what it is to be an Engineer, designing structures to a set of specifications and then seeing them perform their function. They are also provided with an academically-oriented extracurricular activity which is recognized school-wide.

Process

Students design scale model bridges and put them through an engineering stress test to see who has the strongest designs. Students must compete in an official Regional Contest in order to be invited to the International contest. Regional Contests are hosted for high school students around the world. You can find official locations on the contest website.

Criteria

Bridges are put through a series of engineering tests to see who's is the strongest.

Awards

This competition has not yet listed it's awards.

Participate

Website: http://bridgecontest.phys.iit.edu/

Managing Organization: Illinois Institute of Technology

Contact:
Carlo Segre
segre@iit.edu

Entry Fee:

This competition is open to students in High School.

Deadlines

This competition has not yet posted any deadlines.