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The Engineering Fair & the 15th Annual Popsicle Bridge Contest

The Engineering Fair & the 15th Annual Popsicle Bridge Contest

Time: Saturday, February 13, 2010 - 8:00am - 5:00pm

Event Type: Public Program

Location: William M. Allen Theater

The Younger Member Forum of the American Society of Civil Engineers will put on a competition of bridges built using only Popsicle sticks and white glue. Each year teams of high school students from local schools build bridges that are strong, efficient, as well as aesthetically pleasing. The bridges will be judged and then tested to failure with a hydraulic press. Be sure to be in the room as each bridge snaps and broken Popsicle sticks fly everywhere. At 12:00 noon the winners will be announced and prizes will be awarded.

In the Museum's Side Gallery, the Puget Sound Engineering Council to celebrate the annual National Engineers Week with an Engineering Fair. Local chapters of national societies representing the entire span of engineering disciplines will staff booths all day where those interested in engineering careers can learn more about the exciting opportunities available. Several university engineering departments and student clubs will also be represented.