Deadline approaches for young builders contest

Dec. 07, 2012 @ 04:23 PM

RALEIGH  — The N.C. Department of Transportation is hours away from a deadline for middle and high schools across to register for its 14th annual model bridge building competition.

Friday is the deadline for contest registration.

Student teams are challenged to design and build a model bridge. Teams will compete in regional competitions in March, with the state competition in April in Raleigh.

The department-sponsored competition gives students a connection between what is taught in the classroom and real world applications. Students will look at the methods of brainstorming ideas, designing a diagram and constructing the model.

Teachers may register online at the Bridge Building Competition website: www.ncdot.org/about/kids/BridgeComp. Students must be sponsored by a teacher.