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They completed their week with demonstrations for parents and the community on Friday afternoon, including a solar car race with model cars they designed and built during the week. [Read more…]
Ballston Spa High School pre-engineering student junior Ryan Gifford’s model bridge was awarded 1st place and a $150 cash prize in the Aesthetics Design portion of a recent competition, according to information provided by the Ballston Spa Central School District.
Several students recently participated in the annual Model Bridge Competition, as
Kailey Rothacker, a sophomore, took 2nd place in the Aesthetics Design portion and nabbed a $100 cash prize.
The competition involved building a truss-type or arch-type bridge out of balsa wood with the parts connected using carpenter’s glue. Each model was judged on its appearance and was weighed and “loaded to failure” by a testing machine, according to a written statement from the district.
Efficiency scores were based upon maximum load at failure divided by the weight of the model. Cash prizes were awarded for the top three winners in efficiency, load capacity and aesthetics.
The event was sponsored by the Structural Engineering Institute of the Mohawk-Hudson section of the American Society of Civil Engineers, the Association for Bridge Construction and Design, and the Foundation for Engineering Education during the Capital District’s 31st Anniversary Celebration of National Engineers Week, according to the district.
Visit www.bscsd.org or contact the Ballston Spa High School Technology Department for information at 884-7150 ext. 2393.