Using a bridge-building kit that includes 300 popsicle sticks and glue, children, youth and adults craft bridges that they hope can withstand the most force during a load-testing competition. There are great prizes to be won!
The Popsicle Bridge Building Contest is hosted by the Engineers and Geoscientists of BC West Kootenay Branch at the West Kootenay & Boundary Regional Science Fair held on Saturday, April 14 at the Castlegar Campus.
How do you get building?
On the day of the event, register and drop off your bridge between 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. at the Selkirk College gymnasium. Testing will be ongoing throughout the day. Cost is $5 to enter. Kits should be picked up in advance and bridge build before entry at:
Ready Engineering – Castlegar
Austin Engineering – Trail
SNC Lavalin - Trail
SNC Lavalin – Nelson
Wildflower School (Linda Farinowski) - Creston
Greenwood Elementary School (Beverley Roy) - Greenwood
Find out more...
Contact Elroy Switlishoff with any questions.
Goals of the Popsicle Bridge Building Contest are to increase youth understanding of and engagement in engineering and to increase interest in studies and careers in engineering.
Find out more about starting toward your Engineering degree at Selkirk College.