Purpose

Middle School Final Round in Annapolis

Middle School Final Round in Annapolis

The purpose of the Engineering Encounters Bridge Design Contest is to provide middle school and high school students with a realistic, engaging introduction to engineering. We provide this contest as a service to education.

Goals

The contest will provide you with an opportunity to:

  • Learn about engineering through a realistic, hands-on problem-solving experience.
  • Learn about the engineering design process-the application of math, science, and technology to create devices and systems that meet human needs.
  • Learn about truss bridges and how they work.
  • Learn how engineers use the computer as a problem-solving tool.

We also hope you will have some fun pitting your problem-solving skills against those of other virtual bridge designers around the globe.