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POPSICLE STICK BRIDGE COMPETITION

POPSICLE STICK BRIDGE COMPETITION

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POPSICLE STICK BRIDGE COMPETITION

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Felipe Vazquez, PE is a project manager in the Surface Water department at Michael Baker International. He received his B.S. degree in Civil Engineering from the University of California, Irvine. He started his ASCE involvement by serving as president and treasurer of the ASCE West Tennessee Branch Younger Member Board. He currently sits on the board of the ASCE Committee on Younger Members. His hobbies include weight training, traveling, live music and spending time with friends and family.

Felipe Vazquez - Popsicle Stick Bridge Competition Co-Chair

LA Younger Member Forum

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Kathleen Molina - Popsicle Stick Bridge Competition Co-Chair

LA Younger Member Forum

Kathleen Molina recently received her B.S. degree in Civil Engineering from California State University, Northridge. She is proud to be a first-generation college student and is currently pursuing an M.S. degree in Structural Engineering at CSUN. She became involved with her student chapter, CSUN ASCE, at the start of her sophomore year as a Junior Lead in Mix Design and Pour Day for Concrete Canoe. As an older sibling and student assistant, she wishes to continue to be a role model for younger STEM students and her community.

Popsicle Stick Bridge Competition 2023
When
Apr 01, 9:00 AM PDT
Where
Cal Poly Pomona,
3801 W Temple Ave, Pomona, CA 91768, USA

All Students must sign Student Waivers  to Participate 

About the Event

The Annual Popsicle Stick Bridge Competition (PSBC), now in its 29th annual year, is an event for high school students that is hosted by ASCE's Los Angeles, Orange County, and San Bernardino/Riverside Younger Member Forums. The event brings together hundreds of local high school students to participate in a full-day competition to celebrate the engineering profession and highlight their achievements. The competition is a great opportunity to emphasize the benefits of pursuing higher education and careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics while promoting the engineering profession in our community.

Prior to the event day, participating high school teams will prepare technical reports, display boards, presentations, and of course – build their Popsicle stick bridges! The rules and specifications for bridge design change each year so it is critical that the teams read through and follow all instructions. On the day of the event, these students (and their bridges) will be put to the test! Volunteers from the civil engineering profession and local college campuses will serve as judges testing the bridges; scoring technical papers, display boards, and presentations; hosting an impromptu competition; and giving tours.

 

With hard work and great support, this event continues to grow each year. Our event was recognized with the 2010 Los Angeles Council of Engineers and Scientists' Harry Staubs Memorial Award for Community Service, and the event has been previously featured in the LA Times, Channel 4 NBC, Channel 35, and local university media.

 

Teachers - Check back on the PSBC website for updates. Also, make sure to email us to join our mailing list to get the latest information on the upcoming competition!

 

ASCE Members/Professionals/College Students - Email Us if you'd like to join our planning committee. Volunteer registration is open. 

Help us spread the word about our event!!

Share our website with others interested in participating and/or sponsoring! https://www.mlab-ymf.org/psbc

Email us at popsicle.bridge@gmail.com to join our mailing list or have any questions.

Updates
- Registration is now open for the 2023 PSBC competition! The deadline to register is Saturday, March 4, 2023, or when we reach 100 teams*.

- Follow this Link to download the latest Rulebook

*Note: We have limited to 5 teams per school in an effort to allow more schools to participate. We will accept up to 2 additional teams per school to be added to the registration waiting list. If the competition is not full after the March 4th registration deadline, we will open additional spaces to those on the waiting list. Please send your waitlist request to popsicle.bridge@gmail.com

Keep checking back or join our mailing list for updates at www.mlab-ymf.org

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