Cloud based structural engineering software provider SkyCiv is sponsoring
the 2018 Science Olympiad tournament. The tournament allows teams of
elementary, middle and high school students across the USA to take part in
various science and engineering competitions to give them further experience
of STEM disciplines and further their passion for the subjects. SkyCiv, as a
2018 bronze sponsor, is also providing the software for the students to use in
structural engineering competitions.
The tournament has run for over 33 years and last year saw a total of 7800 teams from 50 states take part in the regional, state and national tournaments. This year, the regional tournaments will take place in November, culminating in April 2018 with
the national final.
“We got involved with the Science Olympiad after many of the past participants
approached us for assistance with modelling software,” explained Abigail Goss,
Education Coordinator at SkyCiv. “One of the competitions in the tournament is for
students to build a model bridge out of sticks, which is tested by varying loads. We
offer discounted access to the software to participants, giving the students the opportunity to model their designs accurately, better reflecting a structural engineering project in the workplace.”
SkyCiv’s representatives will also have a booth at the national finals, where students
can go to for guidance and support on entering the structural engineering profession.
The company will also hold webinars, educational programs and tutorials to further
the passion of the students and extend their skills.
“At SkyCiv, our intuitive, cloud based software is often used by students, as well as
larger companies,” continued Goss. “It will also help the younger students to
collaborate and work remotely on their project, as they do not need the school
computers to use the software and can instead use any device with an internet
“SkyCiv is passionate about helping the next generation of engineering students. An
opportunity such as the Science Olympiad allows talented students to gain additional
experiences, such as using the same software used by professional structural
engineers. By supporting this event, we aim to inspire the students to look into
careers in the profession.”
To find out more about SkyCiv’s sponsorship of the tournament, or to learn more
about the cloud based software, visit www.skyciv.com or email
CEO and Co-Founder of SkyCiv
BEng (Civil), BCom