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West Point Bicentennial Bridge Design Contest (w/Software)

West Point Bicentennial Bridge Design Contest (w/Software)

The West Point Bicentennial Engineering Design Contest is a nationwide competition aimed at promoting math, science, and technology education in U. S. elementary and secondary schools. Anyone can participate in this contest, but only eligible contestants -- U. S. students in Grades K through 12--may compete for prizes. (See the Contest Rules for specific eligibility criteria.) Contestants may compete individually or in teams of two. The contest begins on November 11, 2001. This site also contains the relevant downloadable bridge design software, called the West Point Bridge Designer. The West Point Bridge Designer will introduce you to engineering through an authentic, hands-on design experience. This software provides you with the tools to model, test, and optimize a steel highway bridge, based on realistic specifications, constraints, and performance criteria.

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