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.
The 2018 Ralph Salvucci Online Bridge Competition has begun! We have a new software build this year, which means unrestricted site configurations. Online registration and file downloads for PC or Mac are provided below. To view the rules for the 2018 Ralph Salvucci Online Bridge Competition, click here.
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.
January 2018 - Competition begins
April 2018 - Competition ends. Exact date TBA
May 2018 - Spring Awards Celebration. Exact date TBA
Please note that dates are subject to change without notice.
To register, click here.
Use the following links to download the installation software:
When setting up your bridge, you will be asked if you are participating in a local bridge design contest, select “No”, even though you are. The competition does not use a 4 or 6 character contest code.
After you have registered, you can upload your working bridge design on the same site that you registered (link above). You are encouraged to submit as soon as you have a working design and continue to resubmit as your design improves. Your bridge will appear in the "Unverified Bridges" Leaderboard until we have had an opportunity to verify the bridge design, at which point it will be moved to the "Verified Bridges" leaderboard.
To view the rules for the 16th Annual Ralph Salvucci Online Bridge Competition, click here.
1. How do I register
2. How do I submit my design?
Go to http://126.96.36.199:8000/contest/bridge/ to upload your bridge. You will need to register your team name before uploading your design. (See question 1)
Important: To be recognized as a BSCES member you must login using your BSCES assigned username and password.
Please note: BSCES membership is handled through ASCE. To update your contact information, please visit their Manage Your Account page.
If you have additional questions regarding registration, please contact us at 617/227-5551 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Supported by the staff of The Engineering Center Education Trust