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Student Steel Bridge Competition
The 2018 NSSBC was held at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign May 25-26.
Congratulations to the 2018 NSSBC Winners!
1. Lafayette College
2. California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
3. École de technologie supérieure
|1. École de technologie supérieure||1. Illinois Institute of Technology||1. University of Michigan|
|2. Lakehead University||2. École de technologie supérieure||2. Lamar University|
|3. University of Wisconsin-Plattville||3. University of California, Berkeley||3. Michigan Technological University|
|1. Lafayette College||1. École de technologie supérieure||1. University of Florida|
|2. University of Florida||2. Lakehead University||2. Lafayette College|
|3. Tongji University||3. California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo||3. California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo|
Two new special awards were introduced at the 2018 NSSBC:
Robert E. Shaw, Jr. Spirit of the Competition Award - Congratulations to the University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez!
This award was presented to a team that demonstrated outstanding team comradery, professionalism, positive work ethic, and respect for their competition peers.
Frank J. Hatfield Ingenuity Award - Congratulations to the University of Texas, San Antonio!
This award was presented to a team that shows the most engineering ingenuity in the design and construction of their bridge based on the requirements of the competition rules.
Congratulations to the forty-three teams that qualified to compete in the 2018 NSSBC!
Visit the 2018 Host School's NSSBC website!
We hope you'll plan to join us at the 2019 NSSBC hosted by the University of Texas at El Paso May 26-27.
National Competition Funding
Winners and first runners-up from most conferences are invited to compete at the national level. However, invitations are extended only to the winner from a conference with two, three or four participating universities, and to the top three teams from a conference with eleven or more participating universities. A university may enter more than one bridge in conference competition but only the best one may qualify for national competition.
At the national level, AISC assists with travel funds for teams from North American schools invited to compete. Each qualifying team from each conference from North American schools receives $500 from AISC.
AISC provides additional funding support to the National Competition host school.
Conference Competition Funding
Conference competitions are held in conjunction with the eighteen ASCE conferences. Each North American university entering a steel bridge in any conference competition receives $250 from AISC. The host university receives $500 from AISC to assist with expenses incurred in organizing the Conference Student Steel Bridge Competition. In addition, AISC provides plaques for all of the competitions.