Glencliff High School sweeps Music City Bridge Building Competition

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Pictured: Vanderbilt University School of Engineering’s Janey Camp, Glencliff students: Christian Meija, third place; Ivan Estrada, second place; Si Thu Min, first place; Glencliff High School engineering teacher Edward Dunning; and Tony Synder of Nashville’s chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers. (photo credit: Heidi Hall, Vanderbilt University)

Glencliff High School engineering students recently participated in the Music City Bridge Building Competition held at Vanderbilt University. Students earned first, second and third place honors, sweeping the competition.

The Music City Bridge Building Competition requires students to spend months building bridges made out of basswood that are later stress tested with weights.

Edward Dunning, who teaches Principles of Engineering and Technology at Glencliff told Vanderbilt, “Both the students and the bridges are under stress during the testing.”

“But it is exciting. They learned a lot about platforms and trusses and then decided which ones they wanted to use,” Dunning said.

Read more on Glencliff’s win on Vanderbilt University School of Engineering’s website.

Posted on March 7, 2016, in District, Educators, News, Schools, Students and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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