Young engineers build bridges at Perot

In the bridge-building “battle of the junior engineers” held at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science this week, it was the “Excellent Engineers” team — with students from The Hockaday School and St. Philip’s School and Community Center — who came out on top. Female engineer Dr. Menzer Pehlivan, star of the “Dream Big 3D” film, moderated the challenge and served as a roving advisor. Two all-girl teams were each tasked to construct a bridge in 20 minutes using upcycled materials such as cardboard and duct tape. The students then nervously watched as a series of progressively heavier “strength tests” were performed. — Taylor McDonnell

Photo by JerSean Golatt/Perot Museum

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