CNY Bridges Build ‘Em and Bust ‘Em (Live Stream Event)
The CNY Bridge Build’em and Bust’em Challenge is a free annual student STEM competition in balsawood bridge engineering. Individually or as a team, students design and construct a truss bridge built entirely of glue and balsawood. On competition day, teams submit their bridge for a test of its efficiency rating, a measure of how many times its own weight the bridge can support before structural failure (mass the bridge held divided by the mass of the bridge). Registration is free, and a free balsawood kit is provided to each team that registers before the deadline. Awards are given in three categories: Category I (grades 4-6), Category II (grades 7-8) and Category III (grades 9-12).
The 2020 CNY Bridge Build’em and Bust’em Challenge on Saturday, November 14 will be a virtual event, live-streamed for all participants, families, and members of the public. Stay tuned for all the morning’s testing, raffles and giveaways, and special video segments from the MOST and its community partners!