Popsicle Stick Bridge Competition



May  1st, 2021


Remotely & Safely from our Homes
(Virtual Event)




The Annual Popsicle Stick Bridge Competition (PSBC), now in its 27th annual year, is an event for high school students that is hosted by ASCE's Los Angeles, Orange County, and San Bernardino/Riverside Younger Member Forums. The event brings together hundreds of local high school students to participate in a full-day competition to celebrate the engineering profession and highlight their achievements. The competition is a great opportunity to emphasize the benefits of pursuing higher education and careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics while promoting the engineering profession in our community.

Prior to the event day, participating high school teams will prepare technical reports, presentations, and of course – build their Popsicle stick bridges! The rules and specifications for bridge design change each year so it is critical that the teams read through and follow all instructions. On the day of the event these students (and their bridges) will be put to the test! Volunteers from the civil engineering profession and local college campuses will serve as judges testing the bridges; scoring technical papers, and presentations; hosting an impromptu competition; and giving tours.
With hard work and great support, this event continues to grow each year. Our event was recognized with the 2010 Los Angeles Council of Engineers and Scientists' Harry Staubs Memorial Award for Community Service, and the event has been previously featured in the LA Times, Channel 4 NBC, Channel 35, and local university media.

  • For Award Categories Refer Below
    • Technical Report 
      • 1st = $100
      • 2nd = $75
      • 3rd = $50
    • PowerPoint Report (Slides) 
      • ​1st = $100
      • 2nd = $75
      • 3rd = $50
    • Recorded Presentation 
      • ​1st = $100
      • 2nd = $75
      • 3rd = $50
    • Overall Placement 
      • ​1st = $400
      • 2nd = $300
      • 3rd = $200


    Download the PSBC 2021 Rules & Regulations (Updated March 16th, 2021)

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    PSBC 2021 REGISTRATION (Registration Closes April 23rd)

    For Team Registration Please Click Below!!!

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    Interested in volunteering? We would love to have your support!

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    If you are interested in checking out the 2020 PSBC Live Stream of the day of event, Please click the link below!!!

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    If you are interested in Sponsoring please email us at popsicle.bridge@gmail.com


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Raul Rodriguez
Popsicle Bridge Co-Chair
Michael Baker International

Guillermo Medina
Popsicle Bridge Co-Chair

Jared Lindo
Popsicle Bridge Co-Chair

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