2019 Bridge Breaking Competition
The bridge building competition is part of an ongoing PEO outreach program which seeks to foster innovation in schools. The competition introduces and discusses real-life technical issues faced by modern engineers, complementing the curricula being taught in schools. Students grades 5 to 12, construct bridges from balsa wood. that will be tested to destruction to determine the load carrying ability of the structures and will be judged on the basis of craftsmanship, conformity to guidelines and engineering content. There are normally over 100 entries submitted from schools across the region. Participants will have the opportunity to interact with local engineers and ask questions about engineering careers.