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The 2016 Bridge Design Contest is underway!

The 2016 Engineering Encounters Bridge Design Contest opened for design submissions on January 12, 2016. Go to the contest website to participate!


Welcome to Engineering Encounters — a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to the design and implementation of high-quality engineering outreach programs that inspire, attract, and develop the STEM talent essential for meeting the Nation’s current and future challenges.

donateOur principal program is the Engineering Encounters Bridge Design Contest, which provides middle-school and high-school students with a realistic, engaging introduction to engineering. To learn more, check out our contest website.