Why Participate?

Joining the Steel Bridge Team has many benefits.  No experience is necessary and all are encouraged to join early.  Many freshmen have learned engineering concepts by fabricating and building the bridge before they even take the related classes.  Every year, team members learn how to model the actual bridge being built and help finalize steel sizes. This gives each of team member a better understanding of how the bridge is going to be built. Therefore, during fabrication, they can make or help make decisions on the final product.  During the fabrication phase, team members have the opportunity to learn how to use shop machinery and participate in the construction process.  The entire design-build process provides hands on practical experience involving real-world engineering issues that stress teamwork, innovation, safety and professionalism. 

Early involvement has great rewards. Please feel free to stop by any of our meetings to see what is going on. Open to freshmen, sophomores, juniors, seniors, and graduate students from any major. 

You just have to be a UF student and an ASCE Member.