Annual Building Competition
More than 30 teams, local, national and international, took part in the
17th annual Bridge Building competition that was the climax of National
Engineering Week at Concordia last week.
This years winning bridge came from the team from Ryerson Polytechnical
University, in Toronto, but Concordias team put in its usual valiant
The idea is to construct the strongest bridge possible, using only popsicle
sticks, toothpicks, white glue and dental floss. Bridges are judged on
their resistance, aesthetics and originality. As you can see, the competition
Women in Engineering Conference
More women are becoming engineers now than ever before, but the profession
has a long history to overcome of being a club for boys only, and Concordias
engineering students are working to see that change.
The Engineering and Computer Science Students Association (ECA) launched
National Engineering Week by playing host to nearly 100 girls from several
Montreal high schools and CEGEPs at the Women in Engineering Conference
last week. ECA says that since launching this event in 1993, there has
been a steady increase in female enrolment in engineering at Concordia.
Students toured the SGW campus, participated in group discussions with
women engineers, tried bridge-building, and made insulated boxes for eggs
so that they wouldnt break in an egg toss competition.
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