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Billiken Beams

By Dr. Rose Davidson, STEM Coordinator
Billiken Beams was a competition in bridge building, held at Parks College of Engineering, Aviation and Technology, part of St. Louis University, on Saturday, February 23rd. The objective of the competition was to determine which team was able to design and construct the most efficient road bridge. Efficiency is calculated as the load supported in pounds divided by the weight of the bridge in pounds.

One of our team’s bridge placed fourth overall, holding 48 pounds before breaking. This bridge also won in the “Best Report” category, “Best Aesthetic” and were named Trivia Champions. Congratulations to Kate Broun ‘20, Emma Mueller ’20 and Lexi Woodman ‘20.

Congratulations to our Bridge Building Teams for a job well done:

Seniors: Caroline Cutler, Emily Giannotti, Maggie Hannick, Maddie Loe, Amanda Meyer, Bonnie Peccola, Anna Sadlo, Annie Thompson.

Juniors: Kate Broun, Emma Mueller, Lexi Woodman.

Sophomores: Lauren Bowers, Lauren Degenhardt, Sara Frautschi, Amelia Schneider, Megan Tung.
Special thanks to their coach, Mr. Bud Stein, for his guidance and for providing his room for their bridge construction.
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