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

Event is held in the ETCS Lobby
Public is welcome

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

National Engineers Week
High School Bridge Building Contest

Saturday, February 24, 2018
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 February 21, 2018 at 5 p.m. (EST)
Contest is FREE but online registration is required for all participants. For teams, each member must register online.
Contact: Becky at 260.481.4145 or email

2017 Engineers Week
Award Winners

1st Place
Team: Rebekah and Holden Doane
Score: 12,330 (record breaking score)
Peak load: 1597 lbs.
(record breaking peak load)

Mentor Award Winner: Becky Doane

2nd Place
Team: Dominic Gery and Adam DeLong
Homestead HS
Score: 11,190 (record breaking score)
Peak Load: 801.9 lbs.

3rd Place
Makenna Call
Adams Central HS
Score: 6889
Peak load: 417.4 lbs.

Bridge Construction Rules

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

Photo: 2017 Award Winners - see list on left

2017 top 3

Sponsors and Contributors

  • Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW)
  • Fort Wayne Engineers Club
  • MSKTD, Inc.
  • Adaptek, Inc.
  • Engineering Resources, Inc.
  • Civil Engineering Services



Sponsored by the

Northeast Indiana DiscoverE Committee




bridge testing
Cash Prizes

1st Prize
2nd Prize
3rd Prize

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

Watching a bridge being tested
Close-up shot inside the "crusher"

Public is welcome

National Engineers Week
Feb.18-24, 2018


For more information contact Carol Dostal ETCS Director of Outreach