On February 4th the Capital Region held a Model Bridge Competition & Catwalk Competition. The Model Bridge Competition (MBC) has been a tradition at the Capital District celebration of National Engineers Week, encouraging future engineers, since 1983! Over 100 high school students from around the region participate each year. The high school model bridge competition is open to full-time high school students. The middle school model catwalk competition is open to 7th and 8th grade students. Both competitions involve building a model truss-type bridge out of balsa wood with the parts joined by yellow carpenter’s glue. Catwalks must be constructed using only the materials provided.
Model Bridges are rated on three criteria: Load Carried, Efficiency and Aesthetics. This year there was an all-time record of 958lb.
View the bridges and vote for your favorite: https://enginuitydesign.com/mbc/
On February 16 & 17 there were 45 continuing education courses offered virtually with over 700 in attendance. Thanks to all the committee members that volunteer from associations and firms in the Capital District. Want to get involved contact Jen Miller; firstname.lastname@example.org / CapitalDistrictEweek.org
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