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.
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.