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May 7, 2013

West Point Bridge Design contest held at Mulvane Center


Cowley College’s Mulvane Center Math and Science Club sponsored the annual West Point Bridge Design Contest. This is the 12th year that the competition has been offered. Any Cowley student is welcome to enter. contest

The purpose of the contest is to provide students with a realistic, engaging introduction to engineering. West Point provides this contest as a service to education--and as a tribute to the Academy's 200 years of service to the United States of America.

Founded in 1802, the United States Military Academy at West Point was the first school in the U.S. to offer a formal program of instruction in engineering. During the first half of the 19th century, civil engineering was the foundation of the West Point curriculum. Academy graduates of that era designed and built many of the young nation's railroads, bridges, harbors, and roads. This contest commemorates West Point's engineering heritage and its role in developing the nation's infrastructure.

The top-5 winners from Cowley students who participated in the West Point Bride Design Contest are listed below. The interesting prizes are always provided by faculty sponsor, Uwe Conrad. A big thank you to all students who participated.

  • First Place: Elliot McNelly. Cost: $163911.03. Prize: Violin
  • Second Place: Brandon McIntosh. Cost: $164231.57. Prize: Graphics Tablet
  • Third Place: Angelica Wood. Cost: $167578.23. Prize: Electronic Dart Board
  •  Fourth Place: Eric Belt. Cost: $168857.75. Prize: Catfish Pole
  •  Fifth Place: Kevin Sneeringer. Cost: $172527.64. Prize: Tiger Rug

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