The Ralph Salvucci Online Bridge Competition will provide you with an opportunity to:
We also hope you will have some fun pitting your problem-solving skills against those of other virtual bridge designers throughout the Commonwealth.
Congratulations to the winners of the 2017 Ralph Salvucci Online Bridge Competition! They are as follows:
1st Place - Elvish Elvis from Malden Catholic High School - $167.636.16
2nd Place - Stockpot from Malden Catholic High School - $168,395.83
3rd Place - Kiwis from Carver Middle High School - $173,332.42
Join us at the upcoming BSCES Spring Awards Banquet on Friday, May 12, 2017. To see the event flyer, click here.
We are looking for volunteers with programming experience to help with the 2018 competition. Please contact Alex Bonnar if you are interested.
The purpose of the Ralph Salvucci Online Bridge Competition is to provide middle school and high school students with a realistic, engaging introduction to engineering. The contest is open to all students in grades 6-12. Students use free software put together by The Army Educational Outreach Program to design the cheapest bridge that can carry the truck. When you click on the truck button, your design comes to life and if it can’t make it – CRASH!
Please email Alex Bonnar for more information.
Monday, January 9, 2017 - Competition begins
Friday, April 21, 2017 - Competition ends
Friday, May 5, 2017 - Spring Awards Celebration Registration Deadline
Friday, May 12, 2017 - Spring Awards Celebration
Please note that dates are subject to change without notice.
Software is available now - click here to download.
Form a team of 1 or 2 students, and register using the 6-character local code that will be posted here on January 9, 2017.
We will maintain an unofficial leader board for the top 5 bridges. Please let your teacher know your bridge cost. We will try to update this website every 2 weeks so you know where you stand.
Download the Competition Rules!
This year marks the 15th annual Ralph Salvucci Online Bridge Competition. A copy of the 2017 competition rules is available for downloading.
2) How do I submit my design?
Bridge files for the final design are to be emailed to the coordinator (firstname.lastname@example.org) by the last day of the competition, April 21, 2017. The teacher may facilitate communication, but ultimately the responsibility of submitting the bridge file belongs to the team-- don't email your design to your teacher at 11:59 PM and expect to make the deadline! Within the email, please include the school or organization name, team name, member names (first and last), and the bridge cost. Two items will be checked: 1. The bridge works! 2. One of the permissible local codes is used (16r54A, 16r54B, 16R54C, or 16R54D).
3) Is there a leaderboard?
We will have an unofficial leaderboard. We are asking teachers to submit their top five bridge designs to email@example.com each week. The email should include the team name and the cost. No bridge file is required for the unofficial leaderboard. The official leaderboard will be created upon conclusion of the competition.
|1||Elvish Elvis||Malden Catholic High School|
|2||Stockpot||Malden Catholic High School|
|3||Kiwis||Carver Middle High School|
|5||Sydney M||Narragansett Middle School|
|6||WSND||Malden Catholic High School|
|8||Callie Alyssa||Narragansett Middle School|
|9||SamW||Narragansett Middle School|
|11||A.Bennet||Narragansett Middle School|
|12||nate the great||Medfield|
|14||Torin A||Tri-County RVTHS|
|15||Connor S||Tri-County RVTHS|
|17||Golden Gate Girls||Medfield|
|18||Ethan M||Tri-County RVTHS|
|19||Amy O||Tri-County RVTHS|
|20||Cole B||Tri-County RVTHS|