National Engineers Week
High School Bridge Building Contest

Saturday, February 25, 2017
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 Opens February 1, 2017

Registration deadline is Wed. Feb. 22, 2017 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. 22, 2017 at 5 p.m. (EST)

Contact: Becky at 260.481.4145 or email

2016 Bridge Contest Results

Bridge Construction Requirements

Frequently Asked Questions

Bridge Contest Record Breakers

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

2016 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. 19-25, 2017


For more information contact Carol Dostal ETCS Director of Outreach