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For the 2019 Student Steel Bridge Competition, 162 schools participated in 17 Regional Events across the country. The design challenge was particularly difficult this year, but that did not stop student participants from attacking the problem with creative and innovative solutions that leveraged their steel design and analysis coursework. They committed hundreds of hours to the design and fabrication of their bridges and learned a lot, regardless of the outcome.
The best of the best bridges move on to compete at the National Finals at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale on May 31 and June 1.
2020 Regional Events
The 18 Student Steel Bridge Competition Regional Events are organized by host schools under the guidance of AISC. The winners of the Regional Events, with the exception of Guest Teams, advance to the National Finals.
For planning, convenience, and team budgetary reasons, the 2020 Regional Events will largely follow the ASCE Student Conference dates and locations. However, this was not possible in all cases, so please take special note when your region is announced. The 2020 Regional Event locations, dates will be posted as hosts are confirmed. This information will be updated throughout the summer, so please check back for updates!
2019 Regional Events
More information on the past 2019 Regional Events can be found here.
Team Funding for the Regional Competition
Each U.S. school that is registered to compete in a Regional Competition receives $500 from AISC. Additionally, one faculty sponsor from each school will receive hotel reimbursement for attending the regional event.
Funding for Regional Host Schools
The Regional Host school receives $2,500 from AISC to assist with expenses incurred in organizing the Regional Competition. In addition, AISC provides competition equipment and award plaques for all of the competitions.
Teams at schools located outside of the U.S. and U.S. territories may be invited to participate in SSBC - Regional Events as Guest Teams. However, Guest Teams are not eligible to receive funding from AISC. View more on Guest Team participation here.