National Engineers Week
High School Bridge Building Contest

Saturday, February 20, 2016
Check-in begins at 9 AM/Testing begins at 9:30 AM

Click here for Online Registration

Click here for Honor Statement

Click here for Media Waiver
The Media Waiver is required for all participants. To save time at check-in, bring your completed, signed (parent/guardian must sign if student is under 18) waiver with you.

Registration deadline is Wed. Feb. 17, 2016 at 5 p.m. (EST)

Hosted by IPFW College of Engineering, Technology,
and Computer Science (ETCS)

Event is held in the ETCS Lobby/Public is welcome

Contest is FREE but online registration is required for all participants. For teams, each member must do an online registration. Registration deadline: Feb. 17, 2016 at 5 p.m. (EST)

Contact: Becky at 260.481.4145 or email

Bridge Construction Requirements

Frequently Asked Questions

Contest open to all area high school students
Additional cash award for the participant who sets a new record for the highest scoring model bridge ever recorded for the Bridge Contest

2015 Photos

Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW)
2101 E. Coliseum Blvd. Fort Wayne, IN 46805
Map to campus

Sponsors and Contributors

  • Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW)
  • Fort Wayne Engineers Club
  • Society of Manufacturing Engineers Chapter 56
  • MSKTD, Inc.
  • Adaptive Technologies, Inc.
  • R.L. Guimont Co., Inc.
  • Engineering Resources, Inc.
  • Antibus Scales & Systems, Inc.
  • Dillion Inc.
  • Civil Engineering Services
  • Science Central



Sponsored by the

Northeast Indiana DiscoverE Committee




Prof Hedayet
Cash Prizes

1st Prize
2nd Prize
3rd Prize

Bridges are constructed with a maximum of 200 Popsicle sticks and wood glue

IPFW Assistant Professor Ahmadreza Hedeyet loads a bridge into the "crusher"
Close-up shot inside the "crusher"

Public is welcome

National Engineers Week
Feb. 21-27, 2016


For more information contact Carol Dostal ETCS Director of Outreach