CNY Bridges: Build ‘Em & Bust ‘Em Competition

Syracuse Academy of Science high school students competed and received 1st, 3rd and 4th place in the annual STEM Engineering competition, CNY Bridges: Build ‘Em and Bust ‘Em Competition.

Saturday, November 6th, 2021—Can they build it? Yes they can! On Saturday, November 6th Syracuse Academy of Science elementary, middle and high school students competed in the annual CNY Bridges: Build ‘Em & Bust ‘Em competition held at the MOST.

This student STEM competition in balsawood bridge engineering allows for participants to compete individually or as a team. For the competition, students are tasked with designing and constructing a truss bridge built entirely of glue and balsawood. On the day of the competition, participants submit their bridge for a test of its efficiency rating, a measure of how many times its own weight the bridge can support before structural failure. Awards are given in three categories: Category I (grades 4-6), Category II (grades 7-8) and Category III (grades 9-12). 

We are pleased to announce that Syracuse Academy of Science high school received multiple awards in the CNY Bridges: Build ‘Em & Bust ‘Em competition! Congratulations to the following students.

  • First Place (Category III): Andre McClain - The Positive Protons
  • Third Place (Category III): Theodore Simon and Migual Mathis - Borthorn Bridge
  • Fourth Place (Category III): Chimera Z Harper and Sumeiyra Barbour

Congratulations to all of the Syracuse Academy of Science Charter School Atoms, your hard work certainly paid off, and we are so incredibly proud of you and all that you have accomplished! Click here to visit our Facebook page to view more pictures from the CNY Bridges: Build 'Em & Bust 'Em Competition.


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