Future Bridge Builders Compete in Final Round of NCDOT Model Bridge Building Contest Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Future Bridge Builders Compete in Final Round of NCDOT Model Bridge Building Contest

WHAT:                               Model bridge building finalists from middle and high schools across the state compete

WHEN:                               9 a.m., Friday, April 12

WHERE:                             NCDOT Transportation Building Auditorium
                                            1 South Wilmington Street
                                            Raleigh
                                      
COMMENTS:                    Teams in the final competition are:

Middle Schools                                           
  • Clarkton School of Discovery, Clarkton (Bladen County)
  • Exploris Middle School, Raleigh (Wake County)
  • Elise Middle School, Robbins (Moore County)
  • Polk County Middle School, Mill Spring (Polk County)
High Schools
  • East Bladen County High School, Elizabethtown (Bladen County)
  • Franklin Academy High School, Wake Forest (Wake County)
  • North Moore High School, Robbins (Moore County)
  • Enka High School, Candler (Buncombe County)

NCDOT hosts the statewide Model Bridge Building Competition each year to promote a greater awareness of careers and services provided by the transportation industry. The competition emphasizes development of math and science skills, as well as provides  opportunities for students to demonstrate problem-solving, critical thinking, communication, research and presentation skills.

Each school team will be judged in four categories, including: written report, oral presentation, design drawing, and model efficiency.

NCDOT’s Model Bridge Building Competition is sponsored by Carolinas Associated General Contractors.

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