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West Point Bridge Designer 2012

West Point Bridge Designer 2012
The Engineering Encounters Bridge Design Contest, formerly the West Point Bridge Design Contest, is an Internet-based competition that provides middle school and high school students with a realistic, engaging introduction to engineering. The winning team will receive a $5,000 cash scholarship, and all finalists will receive a notebook computer! More about prizes… The contest is sponsored by the American Society of Civil Engineers and The Army Educational Outreach Program. Check out other STEM activities and programs sponsored by these organizations.

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Physics in Action Podcast illy Beagle Productions produces the student-centered educational podcast "Physics In Action," a secondary-level podcast in which each episode brings you applications and analysis of physics in such diverse settings as sports, movies, video games, and television. We also take a look into the frontiers of physics exploration, and highlight interviews with exciting personalities on the leading edge of physics innovation and application. So join us on our trip into the fantastic world of physics, and don't forget, you can always check out our main podcast website at www.PhysicsInAction.com, or subscribe free by clicking on our podcast logo!

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