ASCE 2019 Interuniversity Popsicle Stick Bridge Competition

Byblos campus

The American Society Of Civil Engineers (ASCE) - Lebanon section is hosting the Interuniversity Popsicle Stick Bridge Competition, a national competition organized in collaboration with the Department of Civil Engineering at LAU. Universities from all over Lebanon with a civil engineering program are invited (three teams each) to compete in building a small and light wood bridge from popsicle sticks that can carry the large loads. The event will gather around 250 civil engineering students from 10 different universities.


8:00 – 8:40 Registration, Qualifications, and Booth Set Up with Posters and Bridges 

8:00 – 12:00 Grading Posters, Team Souvenir Photo Shoot, and Social Time 

12:00 – 12:15 Opening Ceremony

  • Guy Tabet, President, ASCE Lebanon Section
  • Order of Engineers and Architects Representative
  • LAU Representative

12:15 – 13:00 Keynote Presentation, “Hyperloop – Just a pipe dream?” by Miss Lara Tabet, Senior Engineer, Hyperloop Global Coordinator, Arup

13:00 – 14:00 Lunch Break

14:00 – 16:30 Ultimate Load Capacity Testing and Social Time

16:30 – 16:45 Younger Member Presentation

16:45 – 17:00 Announcement of Results and Award Distribution