WRPS engineers spent the day with High School students last week learning about the importance of designing and building bridges – but on a much smaller scale.
Students participated in an event sponsored by Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement (MESA), a national program recognized for its innovative and effective academic development techniques.
The event challenged students to build bridges out of Popsicle sticks. Students were divided into teams of three, had one hour to complete the task, and were judged on design and teamwork.
WRPS engineers served as judges, evaluating the bridge for aesthetic appeal and load-bearing capability. The top-performing bridge was able to support 34 pounds.