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2022 Popsicle Stick Bridge Contest

2022 Popsicle Stick Bridge Contest

On Sunday, April 25th hundreds of students presented their team bridges at the 27th Annual Popsicle Stick Bridge Competition (PSBC) hosted by ASCE! High school and middle school students from multiple schools around the Richmond area created and submitted bridges made entirely out of popsicle sticks to be tested in person at Highland Springs High School. This event was a part of the larger Celebrating Engineering Ingenuity (CEI) day, where students can engage with the engineering community across multiple disciplines. A huge thank you to everyone that volunteered and participated! This was another great year for everyone involved!

The Annual Popsicle Stick Bridge Competition (PSBC) is an exciting event for high school and middle school students hosted by ASCE’s Richmond Branch as a part of the Richmond Joint Engineering Council’s Celebrating Engineering Ingenuity (CEI) Day. The event brings together hundreds of local 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. More information about CEI day can be found at https://www.rjec.org/.

Prior to the event day, participating high school and middle school teams will test their engineering skills and build bridges out of Popsicle sticks that will be subject to rigorous standards and load testing. The rules and specifications are posted below. Volunteers from the ASCE chapter and the civil engineering profession will serve as judges measuring and testing the bridges as well as reviewing papers submitted for the Innovation Contest and providing insight into the professional industry for students wishing to pursue a career in civil engineering.

Best of luck to everyone participating!

Click here to view more photos of the event.

Event Rules:  Click to view the 2022 Popsicle Stick Bridge Rules

Event Contact:
Rob Anderson, EIT
Timmons Group
Email: Rob.Anderson@timmons.com
Phone: (209) 840-1984

Event Registration:

Registration for this event is closed.

Please note that the date for the PSBC is now April 24th, 2022 at Highland Springs Highschool.

Congratulations to the 2022 Popsicle Stick Bridge Contest Winners!

High School

1st Place: Team “Team Unqualified”

2nd Place: Team “Jasz Team”

3rd Place: Team “Senioritis”

Middle School

1st Place: Team “People of the Popsicles”

2nd Place: Team “Unbreakable 2.0”

3rd Place: Team “Giants Gateway”

Most Aesthetically Pleasing: Team “People of the Popsicle”

Most Innovative: Team “Frodo”

View a summary of the results HERE