Overview

Carleton University Troitsky Bridge Building Team is a student group that provides opportunities to undergraduate engineering students to apply the concepts learned in their classes to a real-world situation by competing in the annual Troitsky Bridge Building Competition held in Montreal. The competition allows students to compete in a nationwide competition improving their teamwork, analytical, and presentation skills in a positive environment. At the competition, they are tasked with building large bridge models out of only wooden popsicle sticks, white glue, and dental floss. Teams present their bridges to a panel of industry professional judges, and the event finale is a crushing ceremony in which the universities prove their spirit and bridge strength. After two years of competing in an online competition, the team is very excited to be returning back to an in-person format of the competition!

The Background

Funding this team is incredibly important to the students who will be working together to gain valuable experience and make friends across the country. The students attending the Troitsky Bridge Building Competition will be able to hone their engineering skills in a team environment and represent Carleton University at a national level.

The Rollout

The funds secured from you help make the trip to the competition possible. Every amount donated will go towards registration, travel, and spirit, offsetting the out-of-pocket costs of our team members, and ensuring success for our team. With the levels of inflation and the struggles that design teams have had coming out of the pandemic, registration costs have increased by more than 25% per person this year. As such, the out of pocket costs have drastically increased and without the help of fundraising and donations, many of our competitors may not be able to afford this years costs of the competition.

The Impact

Every donation is critical to the development of our young engineering students and will hopefully help the bridges built achieve high rankings at the competition; the only thing stronger will be the bonds built among competitors.

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