2016 Popsicle Stick Bridge Competition

The Professional Engineers of Ontario Lake Ontario Chapter and the Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists Durham Chapter held the 11th Annual Popsicle stick bridge building contest on Saturday, April 9, 2016.  The contest was held at Durham College / University of Ontario Institute of Technology in Oshawa.

We had 56 teams from across Durham Region participate.  The teams were made up of over 130 elementary school students (Grade 4 through 8).  Congratulations to this years strongest bridges "Team Unbreakable Returns", "Speed Builders", and "Max's Modified Pratt Bridge" from St. John the Evangelist and Julie Payette PS in Whitby each holding over 3000N (over 675 lbs).

We will be hosting this event again next year (likely April 1, 2017).  If you would like to be informed of our upcoming competition please subscribe for our email mailing list on the right hand side of this page. 

The results of this years competition are available here:

For more information contact Derek Van Ee dvanee@gmail.com.

Sponsored By:

  • National Engineering Month (NEM)
  • Professional Engineers of Ontario (PEO) Lake Ontario Chapter
  • Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists (OACETT) Durham Chapter
  • Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, University of Ontario Institute of Technology