ASCE Engineers Week Bridge Contest



Central Illinois 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students will be testing their imagination and their technical skill! The Illinois Valley Branch of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) is sponsoring the 27th Annual Bridge Contest.


Design and construct a bridge using standard 3” x 5” (176 mm x 127 mm) index cards. The winning team will be judged based on team participation, conformance to the design and construction requirements, a written report, and finally, the performance of the bridge under a dead load.

Sun, Feb 18, 2018: Starts at Noon. Contest and awards at the Peoria Riverfront Museum (part of Engineering Day)  This is a free day from Noon to 5 pm at the museum for public and members to explore exciting and engaging engineering activities, galleries and planetarium shows. Sponsored in part by the local chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers.


Past Bridge Contest

Past Bridge Contest

Peoria Friendship House

The Illinois Valley Branch of the ASCE recently held their annual canned food drive that resulted in over 3400 food items being donated to the Peoria Friendship House.  The food goes into their Friday Night Take-Out Program.  Maurer-Stutz is delighted to be able to help with this program. Watch this video for more information.

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When Land Surveys Were a Modern Marvel

The Public Land Survey System was created because, in the 1780s, the new United States of America needed money. The Revolutionary War had left the federal government with debts, and its leaders planned to raise funds by selling off land where American colonists had yet to settle.  Atlas Obscura on has a great article on how the Public Land Survey System was created.

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