SD School Of Mines Students Took Home Second Place In A Student Bridge Contest

Aug 24, 2018

Eric Schmid
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South Dakota School of Mines and Technology students took home second place in a student bridge contest.

The contest was sponsored by the Society for Advancement of Material and Process Engineering (SAMPE) 2018 Student Bridge Contest.

The Mines students designed a bridge weighing just 12.5 ounces that can carry a 2.000-pound load. Seventu Teams from 30 universities were tasked to design , build and test a 24-inch-long structural composite bridge using fiber reinforced plastics and high-performance materials. 

Dr. David Salem, Director of the Composites and Polymer Engineering Laboratory at SD School of Mines and Techology, along with Krishnan Veluswamy and Eric Schmid, two PhD students studying under Dr. Salem, joined In The Moment with an insight of the contest.

Dr. David Salem & Krishnan Veluswamy
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