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[February 15, 2013]

Students Tackle America's Aging Infrastructure with Popsicle Sticks

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American Society of Civil Engineers:


              19th Annual Popsicle Stick Bridge Competition


The American Society of Civil Engineers Younger Member Forums


Saturday, February 16, 2013
8 AM - 5:30 PM


Los Angeles Union Station
800 North Alameda Street
Los Angeles, CA (News - Alert) 90012

What do you get when you take bright, engaging, creative high school students and set them in front of a pile of Popsicle sticks; with the task of building a bridge, you get some amazing results! The Popsicle Stick Bridge Competition is a FREE event that brings together hundreds of local high school students to participate in a full day celebration of math, science and engineering. Sponsored by the American Society of Civil Engineers' Younger Member Forums, student groups are challenged to design and build a Popsicle stick bridge based on a set of guidelines. At the competition, students submit a technical design report; present their finished bridge to their peers and local engineering professionals. Then as a final challenge, test the strength of their bridge on a loading machine. The competition is a fun way for students to think critically, learn to problem solve, be innovative and collaborative, and recognize the importance of pursuing higher education.

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