MIT Steel Bridge Team
MIT has been competing in the Regional and National Student Steel Bridge Competition sponsored by the American Society of Civil Engineers and the American Institute of Steel Construction since 2007.
The 2014 MIT Steel Bridge Team won the New England Steel Bridge Regional Competition April 26 at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell. The team took first place overall, and first in display, stiffness, economy and efficiency. View a Facebook photo album.
At the 2013 national competition held May 31-June 1 at the University of Washington in Seattle, the MIT 2013 Steel Bridge Team won second place overall and first place in economy, with a build time of 5:32 minutes. The University of California, Berkeley took first place. MIT hosted the regional competition, 2013 ASCE New England Student Conference and Steel Bridge Competition, on April 20. In that competition the team won first place. Universite Laval placed second overall and the University of Massachusetts, Lowell placed third.
The 2012 Steel Bridge Team took second place at the national competition held May 25-26 at Clemson University. The University of California at Berkeley placed first and California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo took third place. The team placed second at the regional competition March 31 at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.