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The 2020 SSBC Volunteer Interest Form is now open. Please fill out the form to be added to our volunteer contact list!
Many of AISC's initiatives have been built on the help of our volunteers, and the Student Steel Bridge Competition is no exception. Volunteers are critical to the success of each Competition event. For professionals looking to give back and contribute to the future of their field, this is an easy yet important way to make a big impact on students and the experience they carry forward into their careers.
The number of volunteers needed at each event varies. Some schools may have a well-established network of those they can continually count on while others may be looking to find as many new volunteers as possible.
Please consider volunteering at one or more SSBC events. No engineering background or competition experience is required, but volunteers should conduct themselves professionally and responsibly. Possible volunteer positions include:
Under the supervision and instruction of the Head Judge, judges conduct the events of the competition. They interpret and enforce the rules, score the bridges, and monitor safety concerns. Judges should be able to walk around for the duration of the competition. They are expected to perform assigned tasks with care and accuracy and to be fair in all decisions. Tasks may include taking measurements, operating a stopwatch, and recording scores. Judges should make themselves familiar with this year’s Rules of the competition.
A Bridge Marshal will be assigned to each competing team. The Bridge Marshal will accompany the team for their entire time on the competition floor. He/she will hold the official scoring document for the team and give this to the various judges to mark at each station and finally at the scoring table at the end.
Hosts may need additional volunteers to assist with other tasks throughout the competition such as competition space set up and clean up, and more.
Please note: Completing the SSBC volunteer interest form does not guarantee that the SSBC Host School will contact you regarding a volunteer position. AISC will pass along contact information to the host, and they will contact as many people as they need.