Wednesday, May 31, 2023

Charles Hays Bridge Builders take top spot in recent competition

A large number of participants were in Terrace earlier this 
month as part of a engineering competition

(photo from CMTN)

Should we ever decide to build that bridge to the Digby Island Airport, we can probably find the engineering team locally to take if from design to completion.

Students from Charles Hays Secondary School have taken top spot in the annual Popsicle Stick Bridge-Building Competition hosted by Coast Mountain College.

The event took place in mid-May with over 800 students from Grade 3 to 12 participating in the Northwest regional competition. 200 of then in person at the Terrace Coast Mountain College campus where their projects were evaluated and they could tap the knowledge of local engineers in the region. 

"We would like to thank all the students and teachers who participated, the volunteers who put in many hours to make this competition happen, CMTN for their support in hosting and helping to organize the testing day, and all the local sponsors who showed their support by donating prize money and services to help keep the contest running smoothly,” -- Stuart Toop, Vice-Chair of EGBCNB and current instructor of the CMTN Engineering Certificate program.

Putting the pressure on, one of the submissions is put the weight test
(photo from CMTN)

As for the creative works, the Charles Hays Students have the bragging rights for the year, that after their project was named "Strongest Overall Bridge".

The CHSS team's bridge was able to hold 303 lbs before the structure dropped.

Some photos of the event can be reviewed here.

Learn more about the Engineers and GeoScientists of British Columbia here.

A look at the opportunities for Engineering studies at Coast Mountain College is available for review here.

More notes on Education across the Northwest can be reviewed here.

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