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2016 MBBC Agenda

16th ANNUAL MINIATURE BRIDGE BUILDING COMPETITION

February 26, 2016

AGENDA

7:00 – 7: 45 am            Setup for Engineer’s Office

7:45 – 8:20 am             Registration and Continental Breakfast

                                    Handout Sponsor Trivia Contest Sheets to Students

(Students may use this time to collect trivia answers from sponsors)

8:20 – 8:30 am            Opening Remarks – Alan Brubaker, Summit County Engineer

                                    Review of Competition                                    

8:30 – 9:30 am            Teams begin Bridge Building

9:30 - 9:40 am              Mandatory Break

9:40 – 10:00 am           Teacher/Advisor Session

9:40-10:40 am              Teams resume bridge building

10:40 – 10:50 am         Mandatory Break

10:50 – 11:50 am         Teams complete Bridge Building

11:50 – 12:45 pm        Lunch

                                    Introduction of Sponsors, U of A Staff and Judges

                                    Aesthetics Award Presentation

                                    Collect Sponsor Trivia Contest Answers at Sponsor Display

Important! All students must complete the Sponsor Trivia Contest prior to bridge testing

12:45 – 2:15 pm           Bridge Loading and Testing

                                    Post Failure Examination Table for Bridge Failure Analysis

2:15 – 2:45 pm             Bridge Building Award Presentations &

                                    Trivia Contest Awards

                                    Closing Remarks

2:45 – 3:00 pm             Clean-Up and Pack-Up

 

In case of a snow emergency, the competition will only be cancelled if the University of Akron is closed for the day. If the University is closed the competition will then be rescheduled for a later date. The snow closure number is 330-972-7669. 

 

Portage Lakes Career Center wins top prizes at the 13th Annual MBBC

Akron, Ohio– Alan Brubaker, P.E., P.S., Summit County Engineer, hosted the 13th Annual Miniature Bridge Building Competition on January 25, 2013 in the Student Union at the University of Akron.  Thirty-four teams from area high schools built miniature bridges of their own designs, made out of balsa wood and according to strict guidelines.  Portage Lakes Career Center Team 1 came in first place.  Springfield High School Team 2 claimed the second spot. Portage Lakes Career Center Team 2 won the Aesthetics Award.

Last Updated on Friday, 23 August 2013 08:38 Read more...
 

14th Annual MBBC

 

Akron, Ohio– Alan Brubaker, P.E., P.S., Summit County Engineer, will host the 14th Annual Miniature Bridge Building Competition on Friday, January 24, 2014 on the third floor ballroom in the Student Union at the University of Akron. Registration begins at 7:45am and the presentation of awards takes place at 2:15pm. Jim Tressel, University of Akron Vice President of Student Success, will deliver the opening remarks at 8:20am. Bridge building will take place between 8:30am and 12:00pm. For any news organization who would like to send a photographer, bridge loading and testing begins at 12:45pm. Thirty teams from sixteen Summit County high schools will be participating. 

The competition is designed to encourage high school students to implement scientific and mathematical principles they have learned in the classroom. Along with Engineer Alan Brubaker, sixteen engineering consulting firms co-sponsor the annual event and offer scholarship opportunities for competition participants who choose a career in civil engineering.  

Participating high schools:

AkronEarly College

Coventry

Firestone

Four Cities Educational Compact

Garfield

Manchester

Mogadore

Norton

Portage Lakes Career Center

Revere High School

Springfield

Six District Engineering Academy

STEM High School

St. Vincent St. Mary

Twinsburg High School

Western Reserve Academy

Participating Engineering Firms:

Arcadis

Burgess & Niple

CT Consultants

E.L. Robinson

Environmental Design Group

Euthenics

Hatch Mott MacDonald

Jones-Stuckey Ltd.

ljb, inc

Mannick Smith Group, Inc

ms consultants

Osborn Engineering

Palmer Engineering

Richland Engineering

Thrasher Engineering

URS Inc.

 

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Archbishop Hoban wins top prizes at the 12th Annual Miniature Bridge Building Competition

Alan Brubaker, P.E., P.S., Summit County Engineer, hosted the 12th Annual Miniature Bridge Building Competition on February 3rd, 2011 in the Student Union at the University of Akron.  Thirty teams from area high schools built miniature bridges of their own designs, made out of balsa wood and according to strict guidelines.  Archbishop Hoban High School came in first place by constructing a bridge that held 61 pounds.  Firestone High School Team 2 claimed the second spot as well as coming away with the Aesthetics Award. 

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