Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

Popsicle Stick Bridge Contest

In partnership with APEGBC, TRU will host the 14th Annual Popsicle Stick Bridge Contest on Saturday, March 4, 2017, in the Plumbing Lab of the Trades and Technology Centre on our Kamloops campus. We hope to see you there!

TRU Popsicle Stick Bridge Contest

The goal of the contest is to build the strongest possible bridge using only white wood working glue and no more than 100 standard popsicle sticks. The entries must bridge a 50 cm span as described in the contest rules. Bridges are normally built days or weeks in advance to allow glue to cure then tested to the point of failure on the day of the contest.

This event has become a popular annual favorite sparking friendly competition between elementary schools, high schools, university students, and engineering professionals. Results have grown more impressive from year to year.

This year's contest is sure to be exciting and we invite you and your friends, siblings, parents, classmates and teachers to enter the competition and enjoy the fun.

As in previous years, entries will be accepted in the following categories

  • Elementary School (Grades 7 and under)
  • Secondary School (Grades 8 to 12)
  • Open (General public, mixed-category teams, university students, except professional engineers)
  • Corporate Cup (Open to engineering professionals only)

You may enter as an individual or as part of a team and are welcomed to enter as many bridges as you like. For team entries, the age of the oldest member will determine your bridge's competition category.

TRU Popsicle Stick Bridge Contest

Are you interested in more details?

For more information, contact one of the organizers:

Normand Fortier, TRU
250-828-5404
nfortier@tru.ca

Andrew Watson, Watson Engineering
250-374-2244
watson@direct.ca