Evanston Township H.S. announces winners in Geometry Bridge Building contest
December 13, 2019 12:00pm CT
ETHS teachers and students at the ETHS Bridge Building and Break Contest (from left): Kayla Goldenberg (ETHS Mathematics Department), Liza Imrem, Isaiah Thompson, and Kenzo Furukawa (ETHS Mathematics Department).
On December 6, the Evanston Township High School Math Department held its 40th annual ETHS Bridge Building and Breaking Contest. The winner of this year’s competition is Annika Gylling with a bridge that held 6.0 kilograms. Gylling is a student in Kayla Goldenberg’s class.
The bridge-building contest allows students to apply the math and science lessons from their classes to a hands-on project. Students design and construct small straw bridges that are weighed, tested and scored by efficiency.
Other top bridge builders include:
2nd place: Liza Imrem (5.7 kilograms; Maryjoy Heineman and Matthew Kaiser’s class)