March 2020

NEGM: Popsicle Stick Bridge Building Competition

Hosted by the Peace River Branch

Status: Advanced registration is now closed. Please contact [email protected] for more information.
Date: Saturday, March 7, 2020
Time: 8:00 AM–1:00 PM
Location: Dr. Kearney Middle School Gymnasium - 10723 92 Street Fort St. John, BC
Cost: Free
Contact: Email: [email protected]
The Peace River Branch of Engineers and Geoscientists BC is hosting a Popsicle Stick Bridge Building Competition as part of National Engineering and Geoscience Month 2020. A fun contest of constructing the strongest bridge possible using 100 popsicle sticks and white glue. The contest is for all students in SD 59 and SD 60 schools. National Engineering and Geoscience Month (NEGM) is 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.

Event Details

  • Classroom presentations will be happening throughout the month of January to introduce the contest rules, the career of engineers and geoscientists, and basics of popsicle stick bridges to students.
  • On March 7, 2020, all the constructed popsicle stick bridges by students will be weighed, tested and scored at Dr. Kearney Middle School.
  • This is one of the most exciting events Peace River Branch hosts every year!

Volunteers are needed to run classroom presentations and at the event to host the event, weigh and number the bridges, operate the bridge breaking machine, and other organizing tasks. Please contact the Peace River branch if you are interested to volunteer in any capacity. Training will be provided for January classroom presentations.

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