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SAMPE Student Bridge Contest
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Students are encouraged to participate in the SAMPE 2017 Student Bridge Contest. This contest allows students to design, build, and test a miniature structural bridge using various composite materials in accordance with a set of well defined rules. This is an international competition involving schools from around the globe. Students compete for monetary prizes and for the coveted SAMPE Student Bridge Champion trophy. 




  • This contest is open to students only. Click here to  Register today!
  • At least one team member must be a SAMPE member
  • Only one bridge entry is permitted per registration
  • Follow all SAMPE 2017 Bridge Contest Rules 

    Objective: Design and build a composites bridge using an assortment of pultrusions, cores, fabrics and other materials supplied in kit form.

    Due to Export Control Regulations, kit's cannot be shipped outside of the Continental U.S.


Contest flyer, registration form, Questions and Answers, and Rules can be found at the bottom of this page.



Give back to the student engineering community with a material or monetary donations. Donor participation is essential to the success of this event. A complete list of acceptable materials and sponsorship levels are detailed in the sponsor letter. If your company would like to sponsor or donate, please contact Sarah Cox, Bridge Building Committee Chair at

The SAMPE Student Bridge Contest committee is chaired by Sarah Cox, NASA.

SAMPE Chapters: Baltimore-Washington, Los Angeles, Michigan, New Jersey, Northern California







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SAMPE Student Bridge Contest Resources

Item Name Posted By Date Posted
2017 Student Online Registration Link Administration 2/24/2017
Student Bridge Contest Q&A Link Administration 2/24/2017
2017 SAMPE Bridge Contest Flyer Link Administration 1/26/2017
2017 SAMPE Bridge Contest Rules Link Administration 1/9/2017
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