University Programs

2018 National Finals

Congratulations to all teams that participated in the
2018 Regional Events & National Finals.

The Student Steel Bridge Competition - 2018 National Finals was held on May 25 & 26 and was hosted by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. This year marked the 27th National Finals and the 32nd year of the Student Steel Bridge Competition. This prestigious competition offers future structural engineers the opportunity to display their skills in steel design, steel fabrication, and teamwork. Forty-two student teams participated in the 2018 National Finals.

Congratulations to the 2018 Winners!

Overall
1. Lafayette College
2. California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
3. École de technologie supérieure

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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
     
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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 National Finals:

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 showed 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 National Finals!

We hope you'll plan to join us at the SSBC - 2019 National Finals to be held in late spring, 2019.