Student Steel Bridge Teams Ready for Nationals

Forty-eight student engineering teams will converge at the University of Missouri-Kansas City May 22-23 to compete in the 2015 ASCE/AISC National Student Steel Bridge Competition (NSSBC). This year, 224 college teams from the U.S., Canada, Mexico, China and the United Arab Emirates 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, San Luis Obispo
  3. California State University, Northridge
  4. California State University, Sacramento
  5. Clemson University
  6. École de technologie supérieure
  7. George Mason University
  8. Idaho State University
  9. Iowa State University
  10. Kansas State University
  11. Kennesaw State University
  12. Lafayette College
  13. Lakehead University
  14. Louisiana Tech University
  15. Merrimack College
  16. Michigan State University
  17. Michigan Technological University
  18. Milwaukee School of Engineering
  19. New Jersey Institute of Technology
  20. New Mexico State University
  21. Oregon State University
  22. Pennsylvania State University
  23. Rowan University
  24. South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
  25. SUNY at Buffalo
  26. SUNY at Canton
  27. Texas A&M University
  28. The University of Akron
  29. Universidad Autónoma del Estado de México
  30. Université Laval
  31. University of Alaska Fairbanks
  32. University of California, Davis
  33. University of Central Florida
  34. University of Florida
  35. University of Hawaii at Manoa
  36. University of Illinois at Chicago
  37. University of Kansas
  38. University of Maryland
  39. University of Missouri-Kansas City
  40. University of North Carolina at Charlotte
  41. University of Pittsburgh
  42. University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez
  43. University of Texas at San Antonio
  44. University of Vermont
  45. University of Wisconsin-Madison
  46. Utah State University
  47. Virginia Tech
  48. Western Kentucky University

The NSSBC challenges teams with designing, fabricating and constructing their own scaled steel bridge in the shortest time and under specific building constraints. Bridge rankings are based on a variety of factors including: construction cost, construction speed, total bridge weight and bridge stiffness.

For more about the competition, visit