The United States Military Academy is pleased to offer the third annual West Point Bridge Design Contest.
The purpose of the contest is to provide middle school and high school students with a realistic, engaging introduction to engineering. We provide this contest as a service to education--and as a tribute to the Academy's two hundred years of service to the United States of America.
The contest will provide you with an opportunity to:
Learn about engineering through a realistic, hands-on problem-solving experience.
Learn about the engineering design process--the application of math, science, and technology to create devices and systems that meet human needs.
Learn about truss bridges and how they work.
Learn how engineers use the computer as a problem-solving tool.
We also hope you will have some fun pitting your problem-solving skills against those of other virtual bridge designers around the globe.