Mountlake Terrace High School Bridge Building Class

  MTHS STEM teacher, Bryan Smelcer, tests a bridge.

MTHS STEM teacher, Bryan Smelcer, tests a bridge.

For the third consecutive year, YMG members Gino Mazzotti and Brent Olson supported the Mountlake Terrace HS Bridge Building class this year. The design challenge was to build the lightest 6 ft long bridge that would support a student. The students used statics and mechanics of materials to design and build their bridges out of 1/2" x 1/2" strips of Hem Fir wood. The challenge was a success! Some of the bridges supported over 500 lb while weighing less than 4 lbs.

We are looking forward to building our relationship with Mountlake Terrace HS and providing guidance with more activities like this.