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Student Steel Bridge Competition Finalists Announced
Posted by Tasha Weiss on May 7, 2012 at 3:49 PM.

nssbc2012color_web.JPGForty-seven university teams, comprised of a total of nearly 600 students, will converge at Clemson University to compete in the 2012 ASCE/AISC National Student Steel Bridge Competition (NSSBC), May 25-26. Regional competitions concluded last week, and qualifying teams have been chosen for the finals.


Congratulations to this year’s qualifying teams! They are:


1. Brigham Young University
2. California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
3. California State University, Northridge
4. Catholic University of America
5. Clemson University
6. Colorado School of Mines
7. Drexel University
8. Ecole de technologie superieure
9. Georgia Tech
10. Kansas State University
11. Lakehead University
12. Louisiana State University
13. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
14. Michigan Technological University
15. Milwaukee School of Engineering
16. New Jersey Institute of Technology
17. Northwestern University
18. NYC College of Technology
19. Portland State University
20. SUNY College Of Technology at Canton
21. Temple University
22. Texas A&M University
23. Tongji University
24. Universidad Autonoma del Estado de Mexico
25. Universite Laval
26. University of Akron
27. University of Alaska - Fairbanks
28. University of California, Berkeley
29. University of California, Davis
30. University of Florida
31. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
32. University of Louisiana at Lafayette
33. University of Louisville
34. University of Michigan
35. University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
36. University of Missouri-Columbia
37. University of Missouri-Kansas City
38. University of Nevada, Las Vegas
39. University of New Hampshire
40. University of South Florida
41. University of Texas - El Paso
42. University of Virginia
43. University of Wisconsin at Madison
44. Utah State University
45. Vanderbilt University
46. Washington State University
47. Youngstown State University


About 200 student engineering teams across North America participated in a total of 18 regional competitions since January. The competition challenges teams with building their own designed and fabricated steel bridges under the pressure of the clock. Bridge rankings are based on a variety of factors, including: construction cost, construction time, total bridge weight and bridge stiffness.


“The students that participate in this competition demonstrate great design and management skills, and impressive ingenuity,” commented Nancy Gavlin, AISC director of education. “Their dedication and enthusiasm for their work is a joy to observe.”


If you’ll be in the Clemson, S.C. area, witness this exciting and fast-paced competition for yourself (admission is free), and see if your school gets crowned the national champion! Visit or to learn more.

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