If You Build It....

Justin Wallace designed, constructed and tested the most efficient bridge built in accordance with stringent specifications set forth by Brookhaven National Laboratory.
Justin Wallace designed, constructed and tested the most efficient bridge built in accordance with stringent specifications set forth by Brookhaven National Laboratory.
Proud teacher Mr. Jaime Rogers with his star student Justin Wallace at Monday’s competition.
Proud teacher Mr. Jaime Rogers with his star student Justin Wallace at Monday’s competition.

Congratulations to Walt Whitman senior Justin Wallace who took first place in the annual Brookhaven National Laboratory Bridge Building Contest on Monday, March 26th.

The construction and testing of model bridges promote the study and application of principles of physics and engineering and it also helps students develop "hands on" skills. Through participating, students get a flavor of what it is to be an engineer, designing structures to a set of specs and then seeing them perform their function.

The object of this contest is to design, construct and test the most efficient bridge built in accordance with the specifications. Model bridges are intended to be simplified versions of real-world bridges, which are designed to accept a load in any position and permit the load to travel across the entire bridge.

Way to Go Justin!