Students Tackle America’s Aging Infrastructure with Popsicle Sticks

Southern California High School Students Put Their Engineering Skills to the Test

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              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 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.

For more information please visit:



Hall & Foreman, Inc.
Lucas Glauser, (714) 665-4529


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STUDENTS TACKLE AMERICA’S AGING INFRASTRUCTURE WITH POPSICLE STICKS Southern California High School Students Put Their Engineering Skills to the Test

American Society of Civil Engineers