Bridge Design Contest!

Have you ever wondered how bridges can carry people, cars, and trucks over long spans without collapsing? Do you want to find out what engineers think of when planning and designing these structures?

Come and explore the engineering process as you build a scale bridge out of an unconventional material and compete to carry the most weight.

The Model Bridge Competition is hosted by the Boston Society of Civil Engineers (BSCES) Public Awareness & Outreach Committee.
  • Requirements
    Details will be sent to registrants. To compete, participants must be able to run an executable program (".exe") on their computer. The program can be downloaded and used independent of the contest at any time: from . There will be age categories.

About the

Cambridge Science Festival, the first of its kind in the United States, is a madcap celebration of science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM). A multifaceted, multicultural event, the Festival makes science accessible, interactive, and fun, highlighting the impact of STEAM in all our lives.

For the 2021 Festival, we will host a month-long celebration of STEAM in our community with an overarching theme of gratitude and appreciation. During the month of April 2021, we will showcase creative digital and virtual entries from our rich STEAM community.

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