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By Wainwright Jeffers - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) -  Each year in February, middle and high school students from across Southwest Georgia gather to test their engineering skills.

In celebration of National Engineers' Week, Albany State University held the ninth annual Southwest Georgia Model Bridge Building Contest.

Students got an opportunity to showcase their bridge designs to the practicing engineers and be judged against their peers.

Teams of up to three students construct a model bridge of wood and glue designed to solve realistic engineering problems.

"It generates interest and then if they enjoy doing this they start seeing how things work a little bit they can see a practical application of their science," said Chris Butts, Agricultural Engineer.

The contest is intended foster generate an interest in the technology and engineering field.

The bridge building competition is sponsored by the Georgia Space Grant Consortium, which is funded by NASA.

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