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Bridges built in local school contest

A group of students from Elk Grove’s Sheldon High School recently had an opportunity to showcase their engineering skills and creativity in a contest that asked them to develop improvements to the country’s bridges.

The Professional Engineers in California Government organized the competition, which outlined the need for these important pieces of infrastructure to be upgraded and maintained. Three teams from the school’s Building Trades and Construction Pathway took part, and his was the inaugural year for the event.

As part of the efforts to take the top spot in the contest, the scholars were required to submit an official proposal for their bridge, which included information about the structure and 3D drawings. They used the Bentley CAD engineering program, which is considered to be the industry standard for this type of work. A high school math tutor in Elk Grove can help all of its pupils to excel in their study of this subject whether or not they wish to pursue a career in one of the STEM (science, technology engineering, and math) fields.

All three teams performed very well, and two of them – Tridynamics and Team We(a)boss were able to reach the final rounds, which were held in Sacramento State University. They presented their findings and project to the panel of judges, and then answered their questions. Their hard work was enough to earn them both second and third place showings.

According to its website, the district is very pleased and proud of these three groups of students and their creative problem solving skills.

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