POPSICLE STICK BRIDGE COMPETITION

Ryan is a Construction Assistant Project Manager at Walsh Group and is currently working on the Crenshaw/LAX Transit Design-Build in Inglewood, CA. He obtained a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Cal Poly Pomona and maintains a working relationship with their ASCE Student Chapter. His field of work has given him the opportunity to consistently work on Mega Design-Build infrastructure projects such as the infamous I-405 Sepulveda Pass Widening in Los Angeles and Nevada's largest public works project to date, Project Neon in Las Vegas. Ryan has a broad Construction Engineering/Management experience where he has held different roles throughout his career (Bridge Field Engineer, Quality Coordinator, Project Close-out, Project Start-up, Site Civil Assistant Project Manager). Being in the construction field, Ryan spends a lot of his time at work and in the field, however, on his little spare time he enjoys partaking in ASCE related events and keeping in touch with family and friends! 

Ryan Condol - Popsicle Stick Bridge Competition Co-Chair

LA Younger Member Forum

Amit is a Transportation Engineer at Caltrans, District 7 working for the Traffic Operations Division. He has previously worked with the Office of Geotechnical Design, South and the Office of Structure Construction in District 8 and Sacramento at Caltrans. He has a Master's Degree from UC Davis with an emphasis in Structural Engineering. He enjoys running, hiking, cooking, brewing and socializing. He is also an active PECG member.

Amit Joshi - Popsicle Stick Bridge Competition Co-Chair

LA Younger Member Forum

All Students must sign Student Waivers  to Participate 

About the Event

The Annual Popsicle Stick Bridge Competition (PSBC), now in its 25th 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 and on Facebook 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

Like us on Facebook! http://www.facebook.com/popsiclestickbridge 

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

Updates
- Registration is now open for the 2019 PSBC competition! Deadline to register is Friday, March 8, 2019 or when we reach 100 teams*. Anything after will be late registration and end Friday, March 15, 2019.

- 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 for up to 2 additional teams per school to be added to the registration waiting list. If the competition is not full after the March 9th registration deadline, we will open the additional spaces to those on the waiting list. Please send your wait list request to popsicle.bridge@gmail.com

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

All Students must sign Student Waivers  to Participate 

Contact Popsicle Stick bRidge 

Have a question about the rules or registration? feel free to contact us! 

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