7th Annual Battle of Bridges Contest Registration Page


Page Last updated July 13, 2014 11:32 AM

Registration is Now Closed with 65 teams & 232 participates
Friday:  With several openings, teams can sign-up at the door
Saturday:  Session is full with 36 teams

On Friday and Saturday, January 31 & February 1, 2014 - the 7th annual Battle of the Bridge Contest will be held at the Putnam Museum in Davenport with teams of all ages welcome to participate. 

Event Objective:
Build a model bridge onsite with provided tools and materials within 2.5 hours and the greatest support efficiency.

Location:
Putnam Museum 
1717 West 12th Street
Davenport, IA 52804
General Information: (563) 324-1933 extension 266
www.putnam.org

Date/Schedule:

  Friday
January 31, 2014
Saturday
February 1, 2014
Check-in/Setup 12:00 - 12:30 PM 8:00 - 8:30 AM
Bridge Building 12:45 - 3:15 PM 8:45 - 11:15 AM
Lunch NA 11:00 AM+
Bridge Testing 3:15 - 4:45 PM 11:45 - 1:15 PM
Awards Saturday 1:30 - 2:00 PM

Food/Drinks:

Who/Category:
The contest is open to any student, grade or age for either Friday or Saturday. The primary reason for the Friday session is to raise high school team participation as this is the first event of three for the QC Tech Challenge. A team may consist of one to four people. All members of the team must be signed up on the registration form and know their team name as registered. Teams will be categorized as follows:

Registration Limitations:

Cost:
$25.00 per team. The cost includes a bridge kit and a complete tool kit provided to you at the workshop. The cost does not include entrance to the museum and/or theatre – not required for event. Scholarships/financial assistance is available based on need upon request to the Putnam Museum.

Pre-Registration:

The team registration process requires 2 separate steps as outline below - 1 - filling out an on-line form and 2 - paying the registration and optional lunch cost for pizza/pop.

Step 1 - Link to Team Pre-Registration Form (includes ordering optional pizza/pop on Saturday).

Step 2 - The Team Registration Fee, and optional pizza can be paid  by one of two methods outlined below

Payment Method 1

Teams can pay the team registration fee, pay for an optional Saturday pizza order and pay for everything in one Paypal or credit card payment. They just need to click on “continue shopping” which will take them back to the Battle of Bridges web page to click on “Add to Cart” for the next item they wish to add to their payment. They also have the ability to change the quantity from the default of 1 for any of the items, too, after they click on “Add to Cart”. When they have added everything they want to pay for, they click on “check out” for a credit card payment or “check out with Paypal” to pay by their Paypal account. Please be sure to enter your team name before clicking on “Add to Cart”.

$25 Team Registration Fee - PayPal or Credit Card using secure, On-line Transaction:

 Enter your Bridge Building Team Name in the field below and then click on Add to Cart to Submit Registration Team.
Enter Team Name

Optional Saturday Pizza Pre-Order Information:

  Enter your Bridge Building Team Name in the field below and then click on the Add to Cart to Take Care of the Pizza/Pop for Saturday Lunch (optional)
Enter Team Name

If you need further help or have questions with using PayPal, please contact the QCESC Treasurer, Nancy Shell via e-mail at treasurer@qcesc.org

Payment Method 2

Mail in a check to
QCESC
PO Box 1166
Bettendorf, Iowa 52722-0020

Prizes:
Bridges with the highest structural efficiency (E = maximum load / bridge mass) will be awarded prizes in each category (1rst, 2nd, 3rd) with a “Most Innovative” judged from all.

High school teams will receive points from the event as part of the three event QC Tech Challenge which also includes Trebuchet Egg Throw Competition on April 11, 2014 and the Cardboard Boat Regatta Competition being held on May 16, 2014.  In addition, an award will be given out to the high school team with the the most innovative bridge design..

Further Information:
If you have any questions, please contact e-mail Jeff Melvin  or The Putnam Museum’s Alice Loff

Sponsors:
Quad City Engineering and Science Council (QCESC)

American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Quad-Cities Section

Ashton Engineering
Exelon Nuclear - Quad Cities
PCT Engineered Systems
Putnam Museum
St. Ambrose University - Engineering
Society of American Military Engineers (SAME), Rock Island Post

Townsend Engineering
University of Wisconsin - Platteville
Western Illinois University School of Engineering

If you would like to be a sponsor, please contact Jeff Melvin via e-mail 

Battle of the Bridge History:
In 2008, the Quad City Engineering and Science Council sponsored it's first bridge building contest as part of a series of workshops supporting the Da Vinci Exhibit at the Putnam Museum in Davenport.  Based on the success of the contest, this is now an annual event.

Teams Registered

Page Last updated July 13, 2014 11:32 AM 

Friday, January 31, 2014
Open slots available:  7

Assigned
Team #
Category/Division Team Name Team
Size
City/School or Organization Contact Payment
Received
F1 High School 50 Shades of Awesome 3 Durant / Durant High School Lindsey Given  
F2 High School 50 Shades of Great 4 Durant / Durant High School Lindsey Given  
F3 High School SnC 4 Durant / Durant High School Lindsey Given  
F4 High School Needs More Salt 4 Durant / Durant High School Lindsey Given  
F5 Cancelled          
F6 High School Vader 3 Davenport / Davenport West High School Jason Franzenburg  
F7 High School Gridbusters 3 Davenport / Davenport West High School Jason Franzenburg  
F8 High School Banana/2 3 Davenport / Davenport West High School Jason Franzenburg  
F9 High School Get Over It! 4 Davenport / Davenport West High School Jason Franzenburg  
F10 High School Team Alpha Super Awsome Cool Dynamite Wolf Squadron 3 Bettendorf / Bettendorf High School Dan Drexler  
F11 High School Vicious & Delicious 4 Bettendorf / Bettendorf High School Dan Drexler  
F12 High School Stick Em Up! 3 Bettendorf / Bettendorf High School Dan Drexler  
F13 High School Every Villan is Lemons 3 Bettendorf / Bettendorf High School Dan Drexler  
F14 High School Built Bulldog Tough 4 Bettendorf / Bettendorf High School Dan Drexler  
F15 High School That One Team 4 Rock Island - Rock Island High School Jim Adams  
F16 High School The Flying Gophers 4 Rock Island - Rock Island High School Jim Adams  
F17  Middle School Team NAAC  4 Maquoketa -Maquoketa Middle School  Elizabeth Wold  
F18  Middle School Team Big Bang  4 Maquoketa -Maquoketa Middle School  Elizabeth Wold  
F19  Middle School bK Builders  4 Maquoketa -Maquoketa Middle School  Elizabeth Wold  
F20  Elementary The Geek Gang  4 Maquoketa -Maquoketa Middle School  Elizabeth Wold  
F21  Elementary  NCJ2  4 Maquoketa -Maquoketa Middle School  Elizabeth Wold  
F22  Middle School  B(3)  4 Maquoketa -Maquoketa Middle School  Elizabeth Wold  
F23  Elementary  Team Crib  4 Maquoketa -Maquoketa Middle School  Elizabeth Wold  
F24  Elementary Team Tacoz 3 Maquoketa -Maquoketa Middle School  Elizabeth Wold  
F25 High School PV Team 1 4 Bettendorf - Pleasant Valley High School Matt Stutenberg  
F26 High School PV Team 2 4 Bettendorf - Pleasant Valley High School Matt Stutenberg  
F27 High School PV Team 3 4 Bettendorf - Pleasant Valley High School Matt Stutenberg  
F28 High School PV Team 4 4 Bettendorf - Pleasant Valley High School Matt Stutenberg  
F29 Family Joys of Engineering 4 Illinois City Melissa Joy  
F30 High School Reptile Pile Drivers 3 Bettendorf - Bettendorf High School Dan Drexler  
F31            
F32            
F33            
F34            
F35            
F36            
F37            

Saturday, February 1, 2014           
Open slots available:  0

Assigned
Team #
Category/Division Team Name Team
Size
City/School or Organization Contact

Payment
Received

 S1 Elementary  Boss Builders 4 Bettendorf -Riverdale Heights SUBASHINI VIJAYKUMAR Yes
S2 Middle School Santa's Little Builders 3 Bettendorf / None Abi Ramesh Yes
S3 High School Jugaad 3 Cordova -Ellicott Home School, Geneseo High School Beth Ellicott Yes
S4 Family The B-Team 3 Cordova -None Andrew Ellicott Yes
S5 Family Bridge Trolls 4 Davenport Rebecca Williamsen Yes
S6 College UW-Plattville Pioneers 3 Plattville, WI -UW-Plattville Erin Richter Yes
S7 High School Axis of Ignorance 4 LeClaire -Pleasant Valley High School Shelly Roys Yes
S8 Middle School Veni-Vidi-Vici 3 Bettendorf HEMALATHA PIDATHALA  
S9 Elementary Elvenhiem 3 Bettendorf -Riverdale Heights Elementary Katie Wilson Yes
S10 Middle School The Chosen Ones 3 Bettendorf -Pleasant Valley Junior High Renee Turner  
S11 Family Easybridge 2 Bettendorf Mengyu Wang  
S12 Family Mystic Force 4 Bettendorf Jeremy Westlake  
S13 Middle School Win3crew 3 Milan Nancy Robison  
S14 Elementary Dynamite Builders 3 Bettendorf Preeti Balani  
S15 Middle School HAL 9000 2 Bettendorf Mohan Muthusamy  
S16 Middle School Rogue Nerds 2 Bettendorf Theresa Barber  
S17 Middle School AJAB BRIDGE CREW 4 Bettendorf Kevin Parisot Yes
S18 Elementary Brane 4 Bettendorf Melinda Alsheikha  
S19 Family Dad's Gone Snowmobiling, But We Tried Our Best 4 Bettendorf Lauralee Oenick Yes
S20 Family Patel Builders 4 Bettendorf Pinkal Patel Yes
S21 Elementary Bridge Masters 3 Bettendorf Christy Sehlin Yes
S22 Middle School Sweeef 3 Rock Island - Alleman Victor Cincola  
S23 Middle School JETsons 3 Rock Island - Alleman Victor Cincola  
S24 College SAU Golden Gates 4 Davenport - St. Ambrose Univ. Joshua Drake Yes
S25 Elementary Chotta Builders 4 Bettendorf Aruna Annavajjula Yes
S26 High School DaVinci's Daughters 2 Moline (two difference HS's) Nichole Myles Yes
S27 Middle School Cyclones 2 LeClaire Connor Guenther Yes
S28 Family 4-H Energized Engineers 4 Milan - 4-H Diane Baker  
S29 Family L&R Builders 3 Coal Valley Robert Horton  
S30 Elementary Fantastic four 4 Bettendorf - Riverdale Heights Elementary Uma Kavalakuntla  
S31 High School Team Carpenter 3 Rock Island - Alleman High School Jason Gende  
S32 Family The Ziegler 4 4 Rock Island Adam Ziegler  
S33 Family Sturdy Gurtie Builders 4 Muscatine Kevin Dirth  
S34 High School Work in Progress 4 Rock Island - Alleman Jakob Millizer  
S35 Middle School Mr Millizer's Masterminds 4 Rock Island - Alleman Mindy Harson Yes
S36 Middle School BridgeCraft 4 Davenport - All Saints Catholic School Brian Heidgerken  

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