For the first time Peninsula College Students in the Advanced Manufacturing and Composites Program will enter and compete in the SAMPE bridge building competition at the Seattle Convention Center. The competition includes monetary prizes, as well as the coveted SAMPE Student Bridge Champion trophy.
SAMPE North America- Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering, will hold their annual Bridge Building Competition and conference in Seattle, May 22 - 25. With generous funding from the Peninsula College Foundation, students will travel to Seattle - along with students competing from all over the world- to see their bridge being load tested. The testing will take place on May 24.
Since 1998, SAMPE has hosted a competition for student members to design, analyze, and build a section of bridge to be tested at the annual International Spring SAMPE Convention. In 2016, 73 teams from 24 universities and colleges participated.
The PC Bridge Building Team is comprised of Andrew Martyanov, Keith Lesnick, Dustin Henning and Scott Ohman. They are partnering with engineers at CRTC, and Marc Zeitlin with Burnside Aerospace. Students will be making an I-beam bridge out of carbon fiber, and will be entering category A carbon fiber I-Beam.
Students will be making their bridge over the next couple of weeks, and will be responsible for every stage of production. The bridge will be made from carbon fiber, and will weigh less than 1.5 pounds, and be expected to bear the weight of 9,000 pounds.
For more information contact Emma Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org or (360) 417-6336.