Popsicle Stick Bridge Competition

Welcome to our Annual Popsicle Stick Bridge Competition Page

PSBC-bannerDate:        Saturday, February 28, 2015
LocationLos Angeles Union Station
Address:   800 North Alameda St, Los Angeles, CA 90012
More Info:  Download the 2015 PSBC flyer


About the Event

The Annual Popsicle Stick Bridge Competition (PSBC), now in it's 21st annual year, 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 PSBC 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 

Like us on Facebook! http://www.facebook.com/popsiclestickbridge 

Email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to join our mailing list or have any questions.


Updates

-12/15/14: The official 2015 PSBC Competition Rules Handbook is now available!
Click Here To Download.  Please submit any questions to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

-12/03/14: Registration is now open for the 2015 PSBC! Deadline to register is Monday, January 12, 2015 or when we reach 100 teams*.
Click Here to Sign up today!

*Note
: We have limited to 2 teams per school in an effort to allow more schools to participate. We will accept for up to 2 additional teams per school to be added to the registration waiting list. If the competition is not full after the January 12th registration deadline, we will open the additional spaces to those on the waiting list. Please send your wait list request to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Keep checking back or join our mailing list for updates at www.mlab-ymf.org!


Links

Event Rules Handbook
- 2015 Competition Rules Handbook (Current)
- 2014 Competition Rules Handbook
- 2013 Competition Rules Handbook

PSBC Registration
- 2015 PSBC Online Registration Form

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

Like us on Facebook!  
http://www.facebook.com/popsiclestickbridge


Sponsorship

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 sponsorship donations can be submitted online (Paypal) or by mail (Check). 

For online donations, please complete the online E-Week Sponsorship Form here
For donations by mail, please download the E-Week Sponosrship Form (PDF) here.

Your contributions are tax-exempt (ASCE Los Angeles Section, Tax I.D. No. 95-2594246).

Thank you for your continued support and participation!

PSBC Registration Form

Registration is now open for the 2015 Popsicle Stick Bridge Competition!

Please complete the following form to register your team(s). Note that registration will close January 12, 2015 or when we reach 100 teams.
*Max number of teams may increase depending on registration response. You will be notified via email if the number is increases.

Sponsoring Teacher (Last Name, First Name) (*)

Please let us know your name.
High School Name (*)

Please tell us the name of your high school.
School Address (Street Address, City, Zipcode) (*)

Please tell us where your school is located.
Main School Phone # (*)

Please gives us a contact number.
Teacher Contact E-Mail (*)

Please let us know your email address.
Teacher Contact Phone # (*)

Please gives us a contact number.
Number of Teams Registering (max. 2 teams per school) (*)

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**Note: We have limited to 2 teams per school in an effort to allow more schools to participate. We recognize that many school have more than 8 students who would like to participate. To address the request for additional teams, we will accept for up to 2 additional teams per school to be added to the registration waiting list. If after the January 12th registration deadline the competition is not full, we will open the additional spaces to those on the waiting list. We appreciate your patience and look forward to another exciting year of bridge building and competition! Send your wait list request to popsicle.bridge@gmail.com.