Vineland High School Students Participate in Bridge Building Design Challenge
VINELAND - Vineland High School students who participated in the Designing for Disaster course put their engineering skills to good use. The students, who are comprised of mostly ninth and tenth grade, joined their efforts to participate in the Bridge Building Design Challenge to learn how bridges are engineered. Participants were broken into pairs in order to design their bridge using a computer program before building their designs out of 200 popsicle sticks. Requirements for the bridges included a span of at least 14 inches as well as the ability to hold a total weight of twenty pounds. “The projects are better than expected,” said Rachele D’Ippolito, VHS-N department chair. “They really understood the concept and enjoyed building them.”
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