Popsicle Stick Bridge Competition

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Planning for the 2015 Popsicle Stick Bridge Competition is Underway! Check back and join our mailing list for updates!

About the Event

The Annual Popsicle Stick Bridge Competition is a free event for high school students that is hosted by ASCE's Los Angeles, Orange County, and San Bernardino/Riverside Younger Member Forums. The event brings together hundreds of local high school students to participate in a full-day competition to celebrate the engineering profession and highlight their achievements. The competition is a great opportunity to emphasize the benefits of pursuing higher education and careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics while promoting the engineering profession in our community.

Prior to the event day, participating high school teams will prepare technical reports, display boards, presentations, and of course – build their Popsicle stick bridges! The rules and specifications for bridge design change each year so it is critical that the teams read through and follow all instructions. On the day of the event these students (and their bridges) will be put to the test! Volunteers from the civil engineering profession and local college campuses will serve as judges testing the bridges; scoring technical papers, display boards, and presentations; hosting an impromptu competition; and giving tours.

With hard work and great support, this event continues to grow each year. Our event was recognized with the 2010 Los Angeles Council of Engineers and Scientists' Harry Staubs Memorial Award for Community Service, and the event has been previously featured in the LA Times, Channel 4 NBC, Channel 35, and local university media.

Planning is currently underway for the 2015 Popsicle Stick Bridge Competition!!

Teachers - Check back on the website and on Facebook for updates. Also make sure to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to join our mailing list to get the latest information on the upcoming competition!

ASCE Members/Professionals/College Students - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you'd like to join our planning committee or if you're interested in volunteering with judging on the day of the event!

Help us spread the word about our event!!

Share our website with others interested in participating and/or sponsoring! http://bridge.mlab-ymf.org 

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Updates

Keep checking back for updates!

Links

2015 Competition Details Coming Soon!!

Previous Event Rules Handbooks
2014 Competition Rules Handbook
2013 Competition Rules Handbook

Previous Event Photos
2014 PSBC Contest Photos
2013 PSBC Contest Photos
2012 PSBC Contest Photos
2011 PSBC Contest Photos

Corporate Sponsors

This event is made possible with the support of corporate sponsorship. Please contact us if your company is interested in sponsoring the 21st Annual Popsicle Stick Bridge Competition or if you can help with providing any company giveaways for our participants.

To help us reach out to even more students, individual and corporate contributions may be made by clicking on the DONATE button below. Contributions are tax-exempt (Tax I.D. No. 13-1635293).

Thank you for your continued support and participation!

Popsicle Stick Bridge Competition Committee,