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SLC hosting Bridge the Engineering Gap event for local Scouts Canada troops


As part of the National Engineering Month College Competition, students were challenged to host an event that promoted the theme: “There’s a place for you in engineering and technology!” A team of St. Lawrence College students from the Civil Engineering Technology and Energy Systems Engineering Technology programs have organized their Bridge the Engineering Gap event, a popsicle stick bridge breaking and engineering-palooza event for local Scouts Canada troops, for the second year running. The event takes place on March 24 from 10:00am to 3:00pm in the gymnasium of St. Lawrence College’s Kingston campus.

Scouts of all ages have been designing and building popsicle stick bridges. On the day of the event, these bridges will be subjected to increasing weight until they fail. Prizes will be awarded for strongest bridge, most creative design, and even a special “Outlaw” prize for the bridge that may not have met the design criteria.

The day’s events will include opening remarks from Kingston’s Mayor Bryan Paterson, a mobile robot courtesy of W.A.F.F.L.E.S Robotics, audio visual presentations and engineering-themed mini-competitions, and participation from the engineering programs at St. Lawrence College. Everyone will go home with a prize and a better idea of how engineering affects every aspect of our present lives and our future.

Everyone is invited to participate in our engineering-palooza: there will be activities for kids of all ages (even the adult-size kids!), so come out and join us for a fun-filled day of engineering and technology!

Event Details

Bridge the Engineering Gap

Everyone is welcome to attend.

March 24, 2018
10:00am – Opening Remarks, followed by activities until 3:00pm
St. Lawrence College
Kingston Campus – Gymnasium
100 Portsmouth Ave.
Kingston, ON

Pictured below: Preferred parking and entrances for the event

Campus map shows preferred parking and entrances