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Posted by Tasha Weiss on May 24, 2012 at 11:05 AM.
Starting tomorrow, 47 university teams, comprised of a total of nearly 600 students, will converge at Clemson University, Clemson, S.C., to compete in the 2012 ASCE/AISC National Student Steel Bridge Competition (NSSBC), May 25-26. If you’re unable to watch the action in person, you can view this exciting and fast-paced event online via live video streaming, and see if your school gets crowned the national champion!
Live footage of the competition, which begins at 7:30 a.m. (EST) on Saturday, May 26, at Fike Recreation Center, will be shown at www.ustream.tv/channel/competition-lives
tream, and the loading area of the competition can be viewed the day prior at www.ustream.tv/channel/load-livestream. Clemson University will also provide competition updates at www.facebook.com/2012NSSBC and https://twitter.com/2012NSSBC.
About 200 student engineering teams across North America participated in a total of 18 regional competitions since January. Regional competitions concluded last month, and qualifying teams were chosen for the finals. To view this year’s qualifying teams, go here: http://bit.ly/KPZAm3.
The competition challenges student 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.”