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Bridge Design Competition

For the second time, Arleta High School won the OVERALL 1st, 2nd and 3rd places in 2019 Annual ASCE Regional Popsicle Stick Bridge Competition

 

On Saturday, March 23, 2019, Arleta High school participated in the 25th Annual American Society of Civil Engineers Regional Popsicle Stick Bridge Competition held at California State Polytechnic University in Pomona.  This event brings together hundreds of high school students from Counties of Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino, Riverside, Ventura, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Inyo, Mono and Kern.  This event is designed as a fun way for high school students to develop engineering skills through critical thinking, problem solving, teamwork and creativity. It exposes students to the civil engineering profession and introduces them to some of the challenges and triumphs that civil engineers face in their careers.

Prior to the competition, high school teams had to prepare technical reports, display boards, presentations and of course their Popsicle Stick Bridges.  Volunteers from the civil engineering profession served as judges, testing the bridges, scoring technical papers, display boards and team presentations.  

 

Arleta High School won the OVERALL 1st, 2nd and 3rd places. In addition, Arleta won 1st, 2nd and 3rd places in the "Bridge Efficiency" category, 1st and 3rd places in the “Presentation” category, 1st place in the “Impromptu Design” category, and 3rd place in the “Aesthetic Design” category. Eleven Arleta students comprised the three competition teams. Please see the names of our student winners below.

 

This competition is a great opportunity to emphasize the benefits of pursuing higher education and careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

 

Competition Results:

 

Team 1: Christian James Sy, Jose dela Lima and Erika Medina (all 12th grade)

1st place OVER ALL

1st place Best in Presentation

1st place Best in Impromptu

2nd place Best in Bridge Efficiency  

 

Team 2: Angelica Rios, Antony Vaquerano, Alfred Garcia and Derek Palacios (all 10th grade)

2nd place OVER ALL

3rd place Best in Bridge Efficiency 

3rd place Best in Aesthetic Design  

 

Team 3: Emily Rangel (11th grade), Christian Jerel Sy (9th grade), Edwin Medina (11th grade) and Genesis Alonso (10th grade)

3rd place OVER ALL

1st place Best in Bridge Efficiency 

3rd place Best in Presentation 

Arleta High School team gained top spot at 2019 LA City regional bridge building contest

Christian Sy and Antony Vaquerano won the 1st Place Bridge Efficiency

Emily Rangel and Angelica Rios won the 1st Place Best in Structural Design

The students are headed to next month's national competition in Baltimore, Maryland to test their bridge designing skills against a wider field.

 

Arleta Reigns in 2018 Annual ASCE Regional

Bridge Design Competition

 

On Saturday,  March 3, 2018, Arleta High school participated in the 24th Annual American Society of Civil Engineers Regional Popsicle Stick Bridge Competition held at California State University at Los Angeles.  This event brings together hundreds of local high school students to participate in a full day of engineering competitions to celebrate the engineering profession and highlight their achievements.  

 

Prior to the competition, high school teams had to to prepare technical reports, display boards,  presentations and of course their Popsicle Stick Bridges.   Volunteers from the civil engineering profession served as judges, testing the bridges, scoring technical papers, display boards and team presentations.  

 

Arleta High School won the overall competition and took 1st, 2nd and 3rd places respectfully.   In addition, Arleta won 2nd and 3rd place in the "Best Technical Report" category and 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the "Bridge Efficiency" category.   15 Arleta students comprised the four competition teams.   More impressive is that this STEM engineering class is brand new to Arleta and instruction began this past January 2018.  Our students having no background knowledge in engineering had approximately 8 weeks of instruction prior to this competition and yet won this prestigious competition.  We are very proud.  

 

This competition is a great opportunity to emphasize the benefits of pursuing higher education and careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

 

Bridge Competitors Advance to the 2018 International Finals in Chicago, IL

 

Arleta’s top-notch competitors turned in another impressive performance at the LA City Regional Bridge Building competition. Christian Sy and Antony Vaquerano placed second at Regionals with a bridge that withstood 39 kilograms (86 pounds). This second place win earned the duo a spot at the International competition in Chicago, Illinois on April 21, 2018. Arleta will compete against the country’s elite teams, in addition to schools from around the world.


Watch the interview of two Arleta students during the LA City 2019 Bridge Design Contest
Arleta High School team garners top spot at 2019 regional bridge building contest
Watch the following interview with two of our student as they went to the LA City Regional Bridge Design contest