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The West Point Bridge Design Contest

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Visit this site: http://bridgecontest.usma.edu/

Author:United States Military Academy, West Point, New York
Description: A challenge for U.S. students age 13 through grade 12. The purpose of the contest is to provide middle school and high school students with a realistic, engaging introduction to engineering. Learn about how engineers use the computer as a problem-solving tool, about truss bridges and how they work, about engineering through a realistic, hands-on problem-solving experience, and about the engineering design process -- the application of math, science, and technology to create devices and systems that meet human needs. Download chapters from the book Designing and Building File-Folder Bridges: A Problem-Based Introduction to Engineering; enter the contest; find rules, schedules, and prize information.

Levels: High School (9-12)
Languages: English
Resource Types: Problems/Puzzles, Topic Tools Miscellaneous
Math Topics: Problem-Solving, Construction/Trades, Engineering

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