2017 Gingerbread Bridge Competition!

On Nov. 17, three Girls in STEM middle school teams competed against high school, college, and professional teams in the Structural Engineers Association of Colorado (SEAC) Young Member Group's annual Gingerbread Bridge Competition.

The bridges were judged in two categories: Architectural Design and Structural Load.

All of our teams did a fantastic job building strong, creative bridges. Many thanks to the wonderful parents, professional mentors, sponsors, and SEAC for making this possible.

Check out their amazing bridges and results below:


STEM Middle School


Team: Jaclyn Breaslain, Sophia Breaslain, Liz Phillips

Sponsor: Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates (WJE)

Campus Middle School

"Campus MACC Girls"

1st Place Student Architectural Design

Team: Melina Proestos, Abby Schwartz, Carly Proestos, Chloe White

Sponsor: Martin/Martin

Goddard Middle School

"The Hallways of Goddard Middle School"

3rd Place People’s Choice

5th Place Structural Load (Total Load: 476.4lbs, Load/Weight Ratio: 73.3)

Team: Morgan Divita, Grace Ahles, Lily Ahles, Sophie Franzen, Emily Lewis

Sponsor: Ascent Group Inc.

Congratulations to all the teams! We look forward to participating again next year. Will you join us?