Winners Announced in NCDOT Regional Bridge Building Compeitition Friday, March 08, 2013

Finalists advance to statewide competition in April

 

RALEIGH – Students from across the state displayed their best math, critical thinking and presentation skills Friday in the quest to become finalists in the N.C. Department of Transportation’s Model Bridge Building Competition.

 

About 250 students participated in the four regional contests.  Each team was judged on a written report, oral presentation, design drawing, and structural efficiency of the model.

 

The 2013 Regional Model Bridge Competition winners are:

 

Middle School           

Clarkton School of Discovery

Clarkton

 

Exploris Middle School

Raleigh

 

Elise Middle School

Robbins

 

Polk County Middle School

Mill Spring

  

 

High School

East Bladen High School

Elizabethtown

 

The Franklin Academy

Wake Forest

 

North Moore High School

Robbins

 

Enka High School

Candler


These winners will compete at the statewide level on Friday, April 12, at the NCDOT Transportation Building Auditorium in downtown Raleigh. 

 

The competition was designed to create greater awareness of careers in the field of transportation industry and the services it provides.  While emphasizing the development of mathematics and science skills, the contest also provides an opportunity for students to practice problem solving, critical thinking, communication, research, and presentation skills.

 

For more information about the competition, contact Gail Herring in Human Resources at (919) 707-4442 or gherring@ncdot.gov.

 

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