Practice, Practice, Practice………

Is what it takes to do well in competition.
S&Ts Steel Bridge Team has designed and built a lightweight, strong, and good-looking bridge for the regional conference in early April. To qualify for the ASCE national event they’ll have to assemble the bridge safely and fast. And that takes practice.
Sarah Padgett’s team has been choreographing the assembly routine for at least two weeks. Even BridgeSUN_7484.jpg(GASP!) through St Pat’s celebrations.
They’ve taken over an empty building space, marked off a “playing field” on the floor, and set up a stopwatch. Then they do it over, and over, and over again until it becomes well-honed communication and simple muscle memory.
Teamwork is critical. Because there’s so much more to engineering than just engineering.