The winners with their certificates and medals.

The contest’s winning bridge model, built and designed by PWU-JASMS QC Team A

PWU JASMS QC Garner Top Prizes At The 2017 InCEthink: Bridge Building Competition

Each year, science high school students from all around the country gather to participate in the InCEthink: Bridge Building Competition, held in the Diliman campus of the University of the Philippines and organized by the UP Association of Civil Engineering Students (ACES) for their Annual National Civil Engineering Summit. It is an interschool national competition where students are challenged to employ craftsmanship and practicality to design and build model bridges that can support great amounts of weights.

For this year, the participants were tasked to make a bridge out of barbecue sticks. The bridges were then tested by putting a load of up to 35 kilograms on them to test their efficiency and durability.

After dominating the competition last year, STEM students from the Quezon City campus of PWU’s Jose Abad Santos Memorial School returned to the UP National Institute for Science and Mathematics Education Development (UP NISMED) Auditorium on September 9, 2017 and took home the top prizes once more. Team A, consisting of Reiner Abad, Jason Templonuevo, and Sofia Gualvez were declared champions. Team B (Sean Corpus, Louis Cardona and Manny Grutas) won second place, while Team C (Faye Llarinas, Diego Dela Cruz and Lorenzo Arceo) won Best in Craftsmanship and also bagged the Voter’s Choice Award.

The teams’ success would not have been possible without the mentoring and guidance of their coach and Physics teacher, Paul Keenan Butt, who trained and supported them patiently.

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