Englewood Middle School Students Compete in Bridge Building Competition
On February 28, two pairs of Englewood Middle School students submitted bridges to the National Society of Professional Engineers Regional Bridge Building Competition held at the Bureau of Reclamation Building at the Denver Federal Center.
The teams of Olivia Burton/Lizeth Aguilar and Kaylie & Dylan Carpenter entered bridges into the high school competition. While their status as middle school students precluded their participation in the awards, the rank of their bridges was calculated at the end of the competition.
Lizeth and Olivia's design was applauded for it's flexibility and reached the maximum displacement measure of 25 mm without breaking. Dylan and Kaylie's innovative bridge design included mylar ribbon tensioners and placed fourth in the competition. Their bridge held over sixteen hundred times its own mass!
Congratulations to both teams for being the only middle schoolers in the state to enter and for representing Englewood Middle School and the Englewood Community so admirably!