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2011_March Popsicle 

Civil Engineering Technology students Joseph Tan (left) and Jarod Broughton have put more than 35 hours into perfecting their W-shaped bridge in the hopes that it will reign supreme at the College's 24th Annual Popsicle Stick Bridge Competition

Winning bridges are the ones that can either take the most load without significant deformation or complete failure. Bridge weight can also be a factor.

Students must have their bridges completed by March 21 for the March 30 competition, which runs from Noon to 3 p.m. in Fennell Campus gymnasium. All of the students in the competition are full-time high school or college students. Most of the competitors in the college competition come from the construction technology programs. However all full-time students may participate.

More than 200 kits have been sold for this year's college competition. There are $11,000 in prizes available. The highschool competition is on March 29 in the Fennell gymnasium from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.