West Point Bridge Design Contest
The purpose of the contest is to provide middle school and high school students with a realistic, engaging introduction to engineering. We provide this contest as a service to education-and as a tribute to the Academy’s two hundred years of service to the United States of America.
The contest will provide you the opportunity to:
Learn about engineering through a realistic, hands-on problem-solving experience.
Learn about the engineering design process-the application of math, science, and technology to create devices and systems that meet human needs.
Learn about truss bridges and how they work.
Learn how engineers use the computer as a problem solving-tool.