WWU, Sehome students compete in bridge-building contest

  • Jason Morris, an associate professor of engineering technology at Western Washington University, pushes the truck across a bridge built by Sehome High School students Abby Cybula, Stephanie Taylor and Sequoia Meyer. Photo by Matthew Anderson | University
    Jason Morris, an associate professor of engineering technology at Western Washington University, pushes the truck across a bridge built by Sehome High School students Abby Cybula, Stephanie Taylor and Sequoia Meyer. Photo by Matthew Anderson | University
  • A crowd of roughly 100 Sehome High School students and about 60 WWU students watch as associate professor Jason Morris tests one of the cardboard bridges in a competition in the Viking Union Multipurpose Room on Oct. 19, 2010. Photo by Matthew Anderson |
    A crowd of roughly 100 Sehome High School students and about 60 WWU students watch as associate professor Jason Morris tests one of the cardboard bridges in a competition in the Viking Union Multipurpose Room on Oct. 19, 2010. Photo by Matthew Anderson |
  • Western Washington University students Alex Dehn, left, and Jacob Newer-Thurber describe the bridge they built with the rest of their teammates during a bridge-building competition on the WWU campus Oct. 19, 2010. Photo by Matthew Anderson | University Co
    Western Washington University students Alex Dehn, left, and Jacob Newer-Thurber describe the bridge they built with the rest of their teammates during a bridge-building competition on the WWU campus Oct. 19, 2010. Photo by Matthew Anderson | University Co
  • Western Washington University student Jacob Newer-Thurber, left, reacts as the bridge he built with Alex Dehn, right, and other teammates holds the weight of the test truck during a bridge-building competition on the WWU campus Oct. 19, 2010. Photo by Mat
    Western Washington University student Jacob Newer-Thurber, left, reacts as the bridge he built with Alex Dehn, right, and other teammates holds the weight of the test truck during a bridge-building competition on the WWU campus Oct. 19, 2010. Photo by Mat
  • Sehome High School students Erika Smith, Paige Hauter, Frances Flinn and Leta Ames watch as Jason Morris, an associate professor of engineering technology, pushes a truck across their bridge during a competition at WWU on Oct. 19, 2010.  Photo by Matthew
    Sehome High School students Erika Smith, Paige Hauter, Frances Flinn and Leta Ames watch as Jason Morris, an associate professor of engineering technology, pushes a truck across their bridge during a competition at WWU on Oct. 19, 2010. Photo by Matthew
  • Students involved in a bridge-building contest on the WWU campus watch as associate professor Jason Morris tests their bridge in the Viking Union Multipurpose Room on Oct. 19, 2010. Photo by Matthew Anderson | University Communications
    Students involved in a bridge-building contest on the WWU campus watch as associate professor Jason Morris tests their bridge in the Viking Union Multipurpose Room on Oct. 19, 2010. Photo by Matthew Anderson | University Communications
  • Students involved in a bridge-building contest on the WWU campus watch as associate professor Jason Morris tests their bridge in the Viking Union Multipurpose Room on Oct. 19, 2010. Photo by Matthew Anderson | University Communications
    Students involved in a bridge-building contest on the WWU campus watch as associate professor Jason Morris tests their bridge in the Viking Union Multipurpose Room on Oct. 19, 2010. Photo by Matthew Anderson | University Communications
  • Associate professor Jason Morris tests one of the bridges entered in the bridge-building contest in the Viking Union Multipurpose Room on Oct. 19, 2010. Students from WWU and Sehome High School were competing. Photo by Matthew Anderson | University Commun
    Associate professor Jason Morris tests one of the bridges entered in the bridge-building contest in the Viking Union Multipurpose Room on Oct. 19, 2010. Students from WWU and Sehome High School were competing. Photo by Matthew Anderson | University Commun
  • WWU students Colin Wooten, Chris Holland and Zach Uhrich react as their bridge collapses during the bridge-building competition on Oct. 19, 2010, in the Viking Union Multipurpose Room. Photo by Matthew Anderson | University Communications
    WWU students Colin Wooten, Chris Holland and Zach Uhrich react as their bridge collapses during the bridge-building competition on Oct. 19, 2010, in the Viking Union Multipurpose Room. Photo by Matthew Anderson | University Communications
  • David Weber, Brian Wilson and Zhuang Zhao watch WWU associate professor Jason Morris test their bridge during a cardboard bridge-building competition on Oct. 19, 2010. Photo by Matthew Anderson | University Communications
    David Weber, Brian Wilson and Zhuang Zhao watch WWU associate professor Jason Morris test their bridge during a cardboard bridge-building competition on Oct. 19, 2010. Photo by Matthew Anderson | University Communications
  • Sehome High School student Emily Watson watches as associate professor Jason Morris tests her bridge on Oct. 19, 2010, during a competition involving Sehome and Western Washington University students. Photo by Matthew Anderson | University Communications
    Sehome High School student Emily Watson watches as associate professor Jason Morris tests her bridge on Oct. 19, 2010, during a competition involving Sehome and Western Washington University students. Photo by Matthew Anderson | University Communications
  • Photo by Matthew Anderson | University Communications
    Photo by Matthew Anderson | University Communications
  • Associate professor Jason Morris tests one of the bridges entered in the bridge-building contest in the Viking Union Multipurpose Room on Oct. 19, 2010. Students from WWU and Sehome High School were competing. Photo by Matthew Anderson | University Commun
    Associate professor Jason Morris tests one of the bridges entered in the bridge-building contest in the Viking Union Multipurpose Room on Oct. 19, 2010. Students from WWU and Sehome High School were competing. Photo by Matthew Anderson | University Commun
  • A crowd of roughly 100 Sehome High School students and about 60 WWU students watch as associate professor Jason Morris tests one of the cardboard bridges in a competition in the Viking Union Multipurpose Room on Oct. 19, 2010. Photo by Matthew Anderson |
    A crowd of roughly 100 Sehome High School students and about 60 WWU students watch as associate professor Jason Morris tests one of the cardboard bridges in a competition in the Viking Union Multipurpose Room on Oct. 19, 2010. Photo by Matthew Anderson |

Engineering students from Western Washington University competed in a cardboard bridge-building competition with ninth-grade students from Sehome High School in the Viking Union Multipurpose Room this morning.

The WWU students, in a surprise set up by associate professor Jason Morris, did not know the Sehome students would be at the competition.

Roughly 60 WWU students (21 teams) and 100 Sehome students (10 teams) entered bridges in the contest. Each bridge had to span 4 feet and support a rolling toy truck from one end to the other without collapsing.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010 - 12:48pm

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