University Programs

Regional Events

The Results are in...

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 moved on to compete at the National Finals at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale on May 31 and June 1.  

View 2019 Regional Event Results

 

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!

CAROLINAS
Host: TBD
Dates: TBD

DEEP SOUTH
Host: Jackson State University
Dates: TBD

GREAT LAKES
Host: University of Wisconsin - Madison
Dates: TBD

METROPOLITAN
Host: TBD
Dates: TBD

MID-ATLANTIC
Host: Pennsylvania State University
Dates: TBD

MID-CONTINENT
Host: University of Missouri - Columbia
Dates: April 18, 2020

MID-PACIFIC
Host: TBD
Dates: TBD

MIDWEST
Host: University of North Dakota
Dates: March 27-28, 2020

NEW ENGLAND
Host: Norwich University
Dates: TBD

NORTH CENTRAL
Host: TBD
Dates: TBD

OHIO VALLEY
Host: Western Kentucky University
Dates: Saturday, April 4, 2020

PACIFIC NORTHWEST
Host: TBD
Dates: TBD

PACIFIC SOUTHWEST
Host: California State University Fullerton
Dates: TBD

ROCKY MOUNTAIN
Host: Colorado School of Mines
Dates: Friday, April 3, 2020

SOUTHEAST
Host: University of Central Florida
Dates: March 12-13, 2020

TEXAS
Host: TBD
Dates: TBD

UPSTATE NEW YORK
Host: Clarkson University
Dates: April 23-25, 2020

VIRGINIAS CONFERENCE
Host: West Virginia University
Dates: TBD

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.

Guidelines for Faculty Reimbursement and Request Form

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.

Guest Teams

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.