About


Steel Bridge is an undergraduate project team under the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) that annually competes in the American Institute of Steel Construction Student (AISC) Steel Bridge Competition. Each year, students spend the year designing, analyzing, fabricating, and constructing a bridge. The Steel Bridge team aspires to foster leadership, problem-solving skills, and hands-on field experience. Team members are able to utilize their classroom knowledge to optimize a bridge with the lightest weight, fastest constructability, and lowest deflection. All members of the team are additionally encouraged to participate in the hands-on experience of bringing the bridge from theory to reality. The Cornell Steel Bridge allows all team members the opportunity to partake in the fabrication and construction process, in which students learn how to cut, drill, and weld members of the bridge together.







History




2015

The 2015 bridge featured an open-hat top chord and space frame combined decking / bottom chord, and was able to support the prescribed load despite undergoing compressive flexure. Overlooking an easily avoidable dimensional penalty, the bridge was projected to place 3rd in Structural Efficiency and 4th in both Stiffness and Lightness.







Team Leaders


Ken Shimizu

Ken Shimizu

Team Leader
Shoshaunah Jacob

Shoshaunah Jacob

Senior Design Leader
Omar Shahid

Omar Shahid

Junior Design Leader
Simran Rastogi

Simran Rastogi

Fabrication Leader
Alex Hirst

Alex Hirst

Welding Leader
Emma Ramsden

Emma Ramsden

Welding Leader
Charles Sanderson

Charles Sanderson

Construction Leader
Marshal Hoffman

Marshal Hoffman

Logistics Chair
Michelle Ip

Michelle Ip

Business Lead

Members


Thomas Bak

Thomas Bak

Yi Hsin Chen

Yi Hsin Chen

Sharon Cho

Sharon Cho

Matt Cimini

Matt Cimini

Orrin Kigner

Orrin Kigner

Dennis Liu

Dennis Liu

Kevin Mao

Kevin Mao

Christopher Mead

Christopher Mead

Roanja Milo

Roanja Milo

George Orellana

George Orellana

Yeon Soo Park

Yeon Soo Park

Jonathan Pham

Jonathan Pham

Wilbert Ren

Wilbert Ren

Tatiana Rodas

Tatiana Rodas

Michael Suarez

Michael Suarez

Bill Tang

Bill Tang

Meredith Urschel

Meredith Urschel

Joseph Wetzel

Joseph Wetzel







Media

See below for some videos and photos of our team in action:

Click here for the official rules for the 2016 competetion.







Sponsor Us


Cornell Steel Bridge depends on the generous contributions of our sponsors. Without your support, we would not be able to transform our designs and ideas into a full 20-foot long bridge. If you are interested in sponsoring us, please download our sponsorship packet. You may also click on this link to donate online.

For inquiries on in-kind donations and sponsorship packages, please contact Sponsorship Coordinator Michelle Ip at mvi4@cornell.edu.










How to Apply


Unfortunately, applications are closed for the 2016-2017 Steel Bridge Project Team. Please check again in August 2017. All inquiries can be sent to Ken Shimizu at kds76@cornell.edu