Bridging the Gap: A Build Competition

Have you ever considered how engineers build structurally sound yet beautiful bridges that span major waterways? 

Well, in this competition we will be asking you to take on the role of the architects as well as the construction workers as teams compete to build bridges out of popsicle sticks, hot glue, and other materials provided. Teams will be given 1 hour to design and construct their bridges which will then be judged by a panel of students, faculty, and staff. The bridges will be judged in terms of their aesthetics as well as their ability to bear weight, with judges adding weight until the bridges collapse!

Teams are limited to a maximum of 4 people and must be Georgetown affiliated (undergraduates, graduate students, or faculty and staff) to be eligible. Due to the limited space in the Idea Lab, the number of teams will be capped on a first-registered first-serve basis. 

Grab your friends and sign up with the link below to join GUTEC and the Maker Hub for an afternoon of fun, strategy, and basic engineering! (We ask that each individual sign up but include their team name so we can figure out numbers)

2:00pm - 3:30pm


For any questions or concerns you may have, feel free to contact either of the emails below: 

Idea Lab, 1st Floor of Lauinger Library