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Farmingdale High School Students Build Bridges to Success

Farmingdale High School students build model bridges at the Northrop Grumman’s Build A Bridge Competition by using only one pound of balsa wood and glue.
Farmingdale High School students build model bridges at the Northrop Grumman’s Build A Bridge Competition by using only one pound of balsa wood and glue.

Four Farmingdale High School students recently competed in the Northrop Grumman’s "Build A Bridge" Competition. The students had to create a model bridge in the physics-based competition by using one pound of balsa wood and glue.

Farmingdale High School student Scott Hilbrandt created a model bridge that weighed eight ounces, and held more than 50 times its weight.  

The team of Richard Kevan, Peter Callahan and Mitchell Grossman also created a bridge that weighed one pound and held 60 pounds of weight. The students competed against their peers throughout the region as well as professional engineers. The competition also provided an opportunity for students to look into possible engineering career paths.  

Teresa Kevan April 06, 2014 at 09:31 AM
It was a fun experience.....so proud of my Richie!
Richie Kevan April 27, 2014 at 02:57 PM
I would like to acknowledge Eric VonCzerniewicz whom was aslo part of our team.

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