Orange County Branch Newsletter

November 2015

Structural Engineering Institute

Popsicle Stick Bridge Competition

By: Chad Harden, PE,SE

The Popsicle Stick Bridge competition is an annual event hosted by ASCE’s Orange County, Los Angeles, and San Bernardino Riverside Younger Member groups. We need help from structural folks to review the rules for next year and come up with some great ideas! Also needed are members to help run the event!  The event is designed for high school students in these areas to develop engineering skills through critical thinking, problem solving, teamwork, and creativity. The competition consists of building a bridge, writing a technical report, giving a presentation, and participating in an impromptu competition the day of the event. This year, the event will be held at the Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center (ARTIC) on Saturday, February 20th, 2016. Registration will open in November! To get involved please contact the organizers, and for more information see the following flyer, or check out:


Save the Date!  Volunteer!  Participate!  22nd Annual Popsicle Stick Bridge Competition! Click here to view the flyer.

Thank you!

Chair, ASCE SEI – Orange County Branch
Michael Baker International
(949) 855-7058