Student Steel Bridge Teams Ready for National Competition


Nearly 50 university teams will converge at the University of Akron in Ohio May 23-24 to compete in the 2014 ASCE/AISC National Student Steel Bridge Competition (NSSBC). Approximately 200 student engineering teams from the U.S., Canada, Mexico and China participated in a total of 18 regional competitions, and the top teams from each region will have a chance put their skills on display at the national level.  

Congratulations to this year’s qualifying teams! They are:

1. Arkansas State University
2. California Polytechnic State University, Pomona
3. California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
4. Clemson University
5. Colorado School of Mines
6. Ecole de Technologie Superieure 
7. George Washington University
8. Georgia Institute of Technology
9. Kansas State University
10. Lafayette College
11. Lakehead University
12. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
13. Michigan State University
14. Milwaukee School of Engineering
15. Minnesota State University, Mankato
16. Missouri University of Science and Technology
17. New Jersey Institute of Technology
18. New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology
19. Oregon State University
20. South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
21. Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville
22. Southern Polytechnic State University
23. SUNY College of Technology at Canton
24. Texas A&M University
25. The Citadel
26. The College of New Jersey
27. Trine University
28. Universidad Autonoma del Estado de Mexico
29. University at Buffalo, SUNY
30. University of Akron
31. University of British Columbia
32. University of California, Berkeley
33. University of California, Davis
34. University of Central Florida
35. University of Connecticut
36. University of Florida
37. University of Hawaii at Manoa
38. University of Michigan
39. University of Pittsburgh - Johnstown
40. University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez 
41. University of Southern California
42. University of Tennessee at Martin
43. University of Texas - San Antonio
44. University of Virginia
45. University of Wisconsin at Madison
46. Washington State University
47. Western Kentucky University
48. Worcester Polytechnic Institute 
49. Youngstown State University 
The NSSBC challenges teams with building their own designed and fabricated steel bridges under the pressure of the clock. Bridge rankings are based on a variety of factors including: construction cost, construction speed, total bridge weight and bridge stiffness.
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