Steel Bridge Presentation Ranks High

The Missouri S&T Steel Bridge Team’s long-awaited return to the national finals went well for the group, as they placed in the top third ranking in the presentation category. Now this is not the usual verbal powerpoint ‘presentation’ so beloved by all. Instead "presentation" (or display) is how cool your bridge looks.

S&T’s fabulous gold and silver color scheme harkens back to the Miners’ school colors of Au and Ag on the Table of Elements.

Of course silver and gold are dug from the ground, and since that’s what miners do, it was a natural choice that earned them 12th place out of 42. They did pay something of a price for their overall design in the other categories, such as as stiffness, weight, economy and speed of assembly, most of which ranked in the mid-30th places. S&T’s final ranking was 34th overall against pretty strong competition, and that was not bad after a multi-year absence from the nationals.
Now, with 42 teams on hand there are going to be many different design approaches in each of the categories. Other teams pay careful attention to color, while others……………………………………..



……………………………………………….apparently do not.
See you next year when the our own "Doozers" return to the stage. Fraggle Rock, remember?