NCDOT Encourages Young Builders to Participate in Annual Model Bridge Building Competition Wednesday, November 28, 2012

 

RALEIGH - The N.C. Department of Transportation encourages middle and high schools across the state to register for the 14th annual NCDOT Model Bridge Building Competition. The deadline for registration is Friday, Dec. 7.

 

The event challenges student teams to design and build a model bridge.  Teams will first compete in regional competitions on March 8, 2013, with the winners traveling to Raleigh for the state competition on April 12, 2013.  

 

The NCDOT Model Bridge Building Competition gives students an opportunity to learn problem-solving strategies and use critical thinking skills, while making the connection between what is taught in the classroom and real world applications.  Working in teams, students will look at the methods of brainstorming ideas, designing a diagram and constructing the model.  A panel will judge the entries.

 

In addition to problem solving and teamwork, this competition promotes education, communication, career exploration and public service.  NCDOT believes students will best experience tomorrow's career opportunities by working with industry professionals today.

 

Teachers may register online at the Bridge Building Competition website: www.ncdot.org/about/kids/BridgeComp.  Students must be sponsored by a teacher.  For more information, contact Gail Herring via email at gherring@ncdot.gov or by calling (919) 707-4442.

 

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