Year 9 Bridge Building Challenge success (Issue 11 2017)
Written on the 3 August 2017
On Tuesday 1 August, two teams of three students competed in the Aurecon Bridge Building Challenge. During Term 2, Year 9 students studying engineering constructed bridges out of pop sticks, which were tested for efficiency and load-bearing capability. Each bridge had to meet several specifications and the students who performed well at this task were selected to represent the school at the state competition.
A few weeks prior to the conclusion of Term 2, two kits were forwarded to the school consisting of balsa wood, string, glue and the cardboard tube. The students then had a relatively short time to plan and build their bridges. One of the criteria for judging was "Innovation and workmanship" and one of the teams was successful in winning this section. Students, Gabe Mangelsdorf, Zac Bates and Lucas Billich won $500 towards engineering promotion for the College in addition to gift vouchers for themselves. Well done boys!