March 2017

14th Annual APEGBC and TRU Popsicle Stick Bridge Competition

Status: For more information about this event, please contact NEGM Coordinator Zohreh Hashemi at: [email protected] Thank you.
Date: Saturday, March 4, 2017
Time: 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM
Location: Thompson Rivers University, Trades and Technology Center, Kamloops, BC
Cost: Free
Contact: South Central Branch
Email: [email protected]
As part of NEGM the South Central Branch, in partnership with Thompson Rivers University, will be hosting a Popsicle Stick Bridge Contest. Please see below for more information.

The goal of the contest is to build the strongest possible bridge using only white wood-working glue and no more than 100 standard popsicle sticks. The entries must bridge a 50 cm span as described in the contest rules. Bridges are normally built days or weeks in advance to allow glue to cure then tested to the point of failure on the day of the contest.

This event has become a popular annual favorite sparking friendly competition between elementary schools, high schools, university students, and engineering professionals. Results have grown more impressive from year to year.

This year's contest is sure to be exciting and we invite you and your friends, siblings, parents, classmates, and teachers to enter the competition and enjoy the fun.

As in previous years, entries will be accepted in the following categories: 

  • Elementary School (Grades 7 and under).
  • Secondary School (Grades 8 to 12).
  • Open (general public, mixed-category teams, university students, except professional engineers).
  • Corporate Cup (open to engineering professionals only).


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