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Faculty Advisor Resources

2019 SSBC National Finals. Photo Credit: Steve Buhman, New Leaf Studio

Thank you for serving as the Faculty Advisor for your team competing in the 2020 AISC Student Steel Bridge Competition! This hands-on steel-design project provides students with the opportunity to extend their classroom knowledge, and your support and involvement can promote positive learning experiences. 

As Faculty Advisor, you are the point of contact that links students with AISC. We appreciate your efforts to share valuable information about SSBC and other AISC resources with your students in order to support and encourage their education and professional development.

SSBC Team Pre-Registration

In order for your school to compete in the 2020 AISC Student Steel Bridge Competition, the teams Faculty Advisor must complete the pre-registration form by November 15, 2019. 

Pre-register your team 


The following resources are provided to help you understand your role and how you can contribute to the success of your team.


Please take a moment to review the required duties and other recommended activities for the Faculty Advisor.



AISC has released a brand new Faculty Advisor Guide that answers questions about several aspects of the competition. This guide can be especially helpful for faculty advisors who are new to the competition and are looking for more information about getting started.


❑ VIDEO - “SSBC: Enhancing Steel Education and Inspiring Creativity in Steel Design”

View a recorded presentation given by two SSBC Faculty Advisors at the Educator Session at the 2019 NASCC: The Steel Conference. This video provides an overview of the competition and how it can be used to strengthen the learning experiences of your students.

watch video


AISC will provide hotel reimbursement to one Faculty Advisor from each school to travel with their team to attend their Regional Event. Support your students, network with other participants, sponsors, and AISC staff, and document the experience to promote the program at your school. Further information can be found here.


AISC is here to support you in your role as Faculty Advisor. If you have additional questions, please contact our SSBC Team.