A team of 3 students from Garden Grove High School, two of whom are Viet, won 2nd place in the annual Popsicle Stick Bridge Contest sponsored by the American Society of Civil Engineers – metro L.A branch, announced the GGUSD in a press release.
The team, consisting of Kalin Zaluzec, Steven Chau (second from left in photo) and Scott Nguyen (right) from the school’s Math, Engineering, Science Achievement (MESA) Club won second overall.
There were 39 teams participating in the contest, where they’re supposed to build model bridges using Popsicle sticks. The bridge’s strength is determine by the weight of the load each bridge sustained before collapsing.
The GGHS group – calling itself “We, Team” – scored 87.32, behind first place winner North HS’s 95.20. See the results on ASCE’s web site here.
We, Team placed 1st in presentation and 2nd in technical report. Their bridge was also judged 4th in strength, but apparently it wasn’t so good looking. The judges ranked the bridge 30th place in aesthetics.
The team’s faculty adviser id their math teacher on special assignment, Sunny Costello.