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Upcoming Webinars


Judges' Training for SSBC: Compete From Campus

This is a virtual training session for volunteers who will be serving as judges for the SSBC: Compete From Campus events. The SSBC National Head Judge will walk you through the roles and expectations, provide an overview of the Compete from Campus Guidelines, and outline the requirements for a safe and fair competition.  

When: Wednesday, February 10, 2021, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. CT
Cost: Free!
Registration: Not required!

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Past Webinar Recordings


 

SSBC Webinar: Compete From Campus

During this webinar, we walk through the Compete from Campus Guidelines, and we outline the requirements for a safe and fair competition option for participating teams. We also answer any questions you have about the Compete from Campus option.

Recording: 

Handouts
SSBC: Compete from Campus Overview (2 slides per page)
SSBC: Compete from Campus Overview (4 slides per page)



Please note:
 As of December 3, 2020, the 2021 Student Steel Bridge Competition - Regional Events and National Finals have been moved to a virtual, Compete from Campus competition. Therefore, webinars recorded prior to December 3, 2020 may contain content that is outdated and no longer applicable.  Please visit our COVID-19 updates page for announcements and resources as we navigate the planning of 2021 SSBC Regional Events during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

 

Winning Writing Strategies for Students: SSBC Supplemental Competition and Beyond!

Let's fast-forward to the moment that you complete the design of an amazing bridge for the Student Steel Bridge Competition. You have sized all of the members, analyzed the different loading conditions, and finalized the construction sequence. Now you just have to put it all together into a report for the 2021 SSBC Supplemental Competition. How will you describe your final design? How will you turn your analysis into something the client -- or in this case, the judges -- can read and comprehend? Where do you even start?

Get a jumpstart on your SSBC Supplemental Competition entry, and learn from three practicing structural engineers who have decades of experience putting together engineering reports like the one you'll be writing. Hear their perspectives on presenting information to clients, learn some of their best strategies for documentation, and gain insight into what real-world reports are actually like. Even if you are not participating in the Supplemental Competition, this webinar will equip you with tools and strategies that you can take with you far into your future.

Recording

 

Handouts
Winning Writing Strategies for Students (2 slides per page)
Winning Writing Strategies for Students (4 slides per page)


 

Overview of the 2021 Student Steel Bridge Competition

Uncertain about your team's plans to compete? Do you have questions about the competition structure this year? In this webinar, we answer FAQs and provide guidance for future planning.

Recording

 

Handouts
Overview of the 2021 Student Steel Bridge Competition (2 slides per page)
Overview of the 2021 Student Steel Bridge Competition (4 slides per page)


 

2021 Student Steel Bridge Competition- Decision Date #1

Decision Date #1 was on November 15. In this webinar, we announce the status of all 18 SSBC Regional Events and provide next steps for your team before heading off for winter break. 

Recording

Handouts:
Decision Date #1 (2 slides per page)
Decision Date #1 (4 slides per page)

Other Links:
2021 SSBC Important Dates and Events