March 2020

NEGM: Popsicle Stick Bridge Building Competition

Hosted by the Richmond/Delta Branch

Status: Advanced registration is now closed. Please contact [email protected] for more information.
Date: Saturday, March 7, 2020
Time: 11:00 AM–12:30 PM: Engineering Fair
1:00 PM–1:30 PM: Grade 10 and under
1:30 PM–2:00 PM: Grade 11 and 12
2:00 PM–2:30 PM: Post-secondary students and other
2:30 PM: Award ceremony
Location: Richmond Public Library (Brighouse Branch) - 7700 Minoru Gate # 100, Richmond, BC
Cost: Free
Contact: Email: [email protected]
Note: Please register by February 29, 2020.
The Richmond/Delta Branch of Engineers and Geoscientists BC is hosting a Popsicle Stick Bridge Building Competition in Richmond as part of National Engineering and Geoscience Month 2020. Join us for an informative, fun-filled event aimed at promoting engineering and geoscience in our community and especially to the youth. 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.

To achieve this goal, the Richmond/Delta Branch of Engineers and Geoscientists BC has worked with academic, industry, and community organizations to bring this full-day, fun-filled event in the heart of Richmond. Rain or shine, we will be there. Come out with your family and friends and enjoy your day:

  • Browse through the engineering students' projects;
  • Visit the information booths of engineering companies;
  • Learn about the works of Engineering Division of the City of Richmond;
  • Participate in contests and competitions;
  • Test your Popsicle Stick Bridge (read the details below); and
  • Learn more and win prizes.

The competition is designed for three age groups:

  • Grade 10 and under
  • Grade 11 and 12
  • Post-secondary students and others

How to Register

To participate in this competition, working in a team or individually, you must have a copy of the rule book, send in your registration form to [email protected] and obtain the instructions and materials (popsicle sticks, glue, and instructions and rules) from Richmond Public Library front desk in the month of February. Only the bridges that are constructed with the materials obtained from Richmond Public Library or according the rules and instructions will be allowed to participate in the competition.

Your bridge will be tested using the famous bridge tester to destruction. The top 5 bridges in all age groups with the highest score will be chosen as the winner of the competition. The winners will be awarded with trophies.

For those participating in the Popsicle Stick Bridge Competition, you must fill out the registration form and send an electronic version to [email protected] give a hard copy to Richmond Public Library (Brighouse) to pick up popsicle and glue, and bring another hard copy on the event day for check in.


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