April 2018

2018 Popsicle Stick Bridge Building Competition

Organized by the Vancouver Island Branch

Status: Advanced registration is now closed. Please contact the event organizer, Craig Work at [email protected] or 250-751-8558 for space availability. Thank you.
Date: Sunday, April 8, 2018
Time: 10:30 AM
Location: Gym of Island ConnectED School - 4355 Jingle Pot Road, Nanaimo, BC
Cost: Free
Contact: Peter Wang, EIT
Email: [email protected]
This event is part of National Engineering and Geoscience Month (NEGM); an annual celebration of engineering and geoscience across Canada. The goal of this event is to promote the awareness of the engineering and geoscience professions, showcase career choices and the many ways in which engineering and geoscience relate to our everyday life.


The contest is open to all interested groups and individuals with the competition divided into four categories:

  • Age 8 and Under
  • age 9 and 12
  • age 13 to 16, and
  • age 17 and over

Building Instructions

Bring the popsicle stick bridge that was built at home and/or school for testing. The completed bridge is to contain a maximum of 100 popsicle sticks joined together with glue. Cutting the sticks will be accepted. White glue is suggested, but other glues will also be allowed. Pinning or other connections will result in disqualification.

The bridge must be able to span 500 mm (be more than 500 mm in length) and be at least 50 mm wide for the length of the bridge. The surface is to be level; no significant incline or decline permitted. The surface does not have to be solid.

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