Welcome to our Annual Popsicle Stick Bridge Competition Page
The Annual Popsicle Stick Bridge Competition (PSBC), now in it's 22nd 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 2016 Popsicle Stick Bridge Competition!!
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-11/30/15: Registration is now open for the 2016 PSBC competition! Deadline to register is Friday, January 8, 2016 or when we reach 100 teams*.
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PSBC Competition Rules Handbook
PSBC Volunteer Sign Up Form
- 2015 Volunteer Registration
PSBC Team Registration
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This event is made possible with the support of corporate sponsorship. Please contact us if your company is interested in sponsoring the 22nd Annual Popsicle Stick Bridge Competition or if you can help with providing any company giveaways for our participants.
For more information regarding sponsorship opportunities, please download the 2016 PSBC Corporate Sponsorhip 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!