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College of Engineering and Science

Middle and High School Students

Clemson Steel Bridge Are you creative?
Do you like to solve problems?
Do you want to make a difference in peoples’ lives?

If so, consider becoming an engineer. Engineers have always used their imaginations and problem-solving skills to tackle the great challenges of their time. 

ARE YOU READY to become one of tomorrow’s engineers?

Clemson University, Roper Mountain Science Center and Greenville County Schools invite you to a special program for middle and high school students at the:

2012 ASCE/AISC National Student Steel Bridge Competition
Clemson University
Saturday, May 26, 2012, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Informational flyer for distribution

Registration deadline: May 7, 2012. Space is limited.
(Registration closed.)

Costs: $10 a student includes lunch in the student dining hall and commemorative T-shirt (students only)

Activities Include: 

  • Death Valley and Littlejohn Coliseum Tours
    You’ve never seen Death Valley or Littlejohn like this before. Take part in a behind-the-scenes tour and discover what makes these structures truly amazing and just as spectacular as any game ever played there.
  • Designing for Disaster
    Build a miniature structure and see how it responds to the ground shaking of an earthquake. Experience the force of hurricane winds and see firsthand how anything can become a deadly projectile in a storm.
  • Driven to Distraction
    Visit the driving simulator laboratory to learn how poor road design, texting and other distractions can increase your chance of a crash.
  • The Power of Water
    Water is our single most important resource. We need it for drinking, irrigation, transportation, manufacturing and recreation. Discover other ways water is used and why we must recognize its power. 
  • Eliminating the Pothole
    Why do some roads and highways remain smooth and easy on your tires, while others are so pothole-riddled they look like an obstacle course? The answer often lies in getting the right mix design of the concrete or asphalt pavement. See what researchers are doing to give you a smooth ride. 
  • Solutions in Steel
    Steel is often the first choice building material. Its strength and beauty are unmatched. Learn more about what makes steel so strong, and try your hand at welding and creating with steel. 
  • NASA Exploration Experience Trailer
    Experience NASA’s traveling exhibit that uses 3-D imagery and the latest video technology that will literally make you a part of what NASA is doing now and plans to do in the future.
  • Are You Ready?
    Talk with Clemson engineering and science professors and academic advisors to learn what it takes to become an engineering student.

For more information about this program call 864-656-2061 or 864-355-8912. If you'd like to be a sponsor, contact: Scott Schiff, Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, scott.schiff@ces.clemson.edu.

To learn more about Clemson camps and youth programs, see Camp and Youth Programs at Clemson.

Clemson University is a nationally ranked research university that has managed to remain a student-centered community. Students are engaged, spirited, highly competitive, and – according to one guidebook – the nation’s happiest. Clemson offers a teaching and learning environment more common to private, liberal arts colleges, but with the increased academic, community service and social opportunities found at a major public university, all on a beautiful campus surrounded by lakes, forests and mountains.

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