Steel Bridge Team 2021-22

 

Meet Your Steel Bridge Captains                     

 

Kurtis Wicka (kurtiswicka@ksu.edu), Gabe Flanders (gaflanders@ksu.edu), Cameron Hicks (cbhicks@ksu.edu), and Reese Perrine (rperrine00@ksu.edu)

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Scott Schiff (scottdschiff@ksu.edu)

Would you or your company like to sponsor our team?

Please contact the captains or our faculty advisor if you would like to make a monetary donation.  We would also appreciate donations of items used for the fabrication of our bridge, such as steel, welding supplies, machining supplies, shop equipment, and PPE.

 

Thank you to the following sponsors for their generous support of our team.

      

The Kansas State University

Carl R. Ice College of Engineering

The Kansas State University

Department of Civil Engineering

The Kansas State University

Student Governing Association

 

About Steel Bridge

Every year our team of students constructs a 1/10th scale steel bridge. The entire project is managed by students who do not receive any school class credit or scholarships in return; however, a great deal of knowledge and experience is gained by everyone involved. The team is comprised of determined and eager students who want to become involved in a competitive design-build project. From concept to competition, all tasks are performed by members of the team, including designing, optimizing, drawing, detailing, locating and ordering material, fabricating, painting, assembling, and competing.

Most of the following information was obtained from the official steel bridge rules: HERE

Why Join?

Joining the Steel Bridge Team has many benefits. Many freshmen have learned engineering concepts by fabricating and building the bridge before they have even taken the related classes. Every year, team members learn how to model the actual bridge, which is being built, and help to finalize steel sizes. This process gives each team member a better understanding of how the bridge is going to be constructed. Therefore, during fabrication, the team members can participate and give input in the decision-making of the final product.  During the fabrication phase, team members have the opportunity to learn how to use shop machinery and participate in the construction process.  The entire design-build process provides hands-on, practical experience involving real-world engineering issues that stress teamwork, innovation, safety, and professionalism.

Early involvement has great rewards. Please feel free to stop by any of our meetings to see what is going on. Open to all undergraduate and graduate students of any major; freshman are encouraged to come out as well. No experience is necessary and all are encouraged to join early!

Competition

There are two levels of competition: regional and national.  Regional competitions are held in conjunction with ASCE regional conferences.  Invitations to compete at the national level are extended only to the winner from a region with two, three or four participating universities, to the top two teams from a region with five to ten participating, and the top three teams from a region with eleven or more participating universities.

2021 Steel Bridge Team Post Load Test for Virtual National Competition on May 4th.

 

2019 Steel Bridge Team at National Competition held in Carbondale, Illinois, on June 1st.

 

2018 Steel Bridge Team at the Regional Competition held in Carbondale, Illinois

 

Highlight Videos

2021

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCohqYDXCXdPZIEMnkW7d18g

2016

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9wWiuyf8e3w

 

Photo Archive

 

2021 Results

Regionals

We placed 2nd overall at the Virtual Regional Competition.

Nationals

We placed 17rd overall out of 25 teams at the Virtual National Competition.

2020 Results

Regionals

Regional Competition cancelled due to COVID-19.

Nationals

National Competition cancelled due to COVID-19.

2019 Results

Regionals

We placed 2nd overall at the Regional Competition held in Norman, Oklahoma.

Nationals

We placed 23rd overall out of 41 teams at the National Competition held in Carbondale, Illinois.

2018 Results

Regionals

We placed 5th overall at the Regional Competition held in Carbondale, Illinois, and did not qualify for Nationals.

2017 Results

Regionals

We placed 1st overall at the Regional Competition held in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

Nationals

We placed 25th overall out of 43 teams at the National Competition held in Corvallis, Oregon.

2016 Results

Regionals

We did not place at the Regional Competition held in Rolla, Missouri and did not qualify for Nationals.

2015 Results

Regionals

We placed 1st overall at the Regional Competition held in Lawrence, Kansas.

Nationals

We placed 26th overall out of 47 teams at the National Competition held in Kansas City, Missouri.

2014 Results

Regionals

We placed 3rd overall at the Regional Competition held in Stillwater, Oklahoma.

Nationals

We placed 21st overall out of 49 teams at the National Competition held in Akron, Ohio.

2013 Results

Regionals

We placed 1st overall at the Regional Competition held in Edwardsville, Illinois.

Nationals

We placed 36th overall out of 49 teams at the National Competition held in Seattle, Washington.

2012 Results

Nationals

We placed 27th overall out of 47 teams at the National Competition held in Clemson, South Carolina.

2011 Results

Nationals

We placed 25th overall out of 48 teams at the National Competition held in College Station, Texas.

2010 Results

Regionals

We placed 1st overall at the Regional Competition held in Norman, Oklahoma.

Nationals

We placed 23rd overall out of 46 teams at the National Competition held in West Lafayette, Indiana.

2009 Results

Regionals

We placed 2nd overall at the Regional Competition held in Carbondale, Illinois.

Nationals

We placed 25th overall out of 47 teams at the National Competition held in Las Vegas, Nevada.

2008 Results

Regionals

We placed 2nd overall at the Regional Competition held in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

Nationals

We placed 14th overall out of the 43 at the National Competition held in Gainesville, Florida.

 

Links

Official AISC Student Steel Bridge Competition Website: Official Site