Students are encouraged to participate in the SAMPE 2018 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.
Benefits of Participation
Put your composites training into action
Represent your college or university
Receive a complimentary student conference registration
Updated contest rules and registration will be available January 2018.
Only one bridge entry is permitted per registration
Follow all SAMPE Student 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.
Information for Sponsors
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 SAMPEBridgeContest@gmail.com.
The SAMPE Student Bridge Contest committee is chaired by Sarah Cox, NASA.
SAMPE Chapters: Northern California, Midwest, New Jersey, Utah