Raleigh - The
N.C. Department of Transportation invited all North Carolina middle and high schools to participate in its 17th annual
Model Bridge Building Competition. The event features teams of students designing and building a model bridge. The bridges are tested by NCDOT engineers, with the engineers and representatives of engineering companies serving as the judges.
The regionals were held at four locations across the state today and the winners below have advanced to the finals to be held on April 15 in Raleigh:
Middle School -Clarkton School of Discovery of Clarkton
High School -Wilson Christian Academy of Wilson
Middle School -Thales Academy of Rolesville
High School -Franklin Academy High School of Wake Forest
Middle School -West Pine Middle School of West End
High School -North Moore High School of Robbins
Middle School -Polk County Middle School of Mill Spring
High School -Polk County Early College of Columbus
This competition is designed to give students a hands-on opportunity to apply their science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills to a real-world scenario, and get excited about STEM courses. The competition is also a way to encourage students to pursue engineering careers, and ultimately lead them to positions with NCDOT.
To learn more about the competition check out the
Model Bridge Building event video on YouTube, or contact event organizer Michelle Jernigan at