Beam – Arch – Truss! Building Bridges with the League of Young Inventors!

Dates: May 21, 2022, 11:00-12:30pm | Meets in-person in Brooklyn.

About the Mini-Workshop

Looking at the League of Young Inventors Building Bridges unit, we will explore and build a variety of bridge types in order to better understand their strengths – and weaknesses. We will consider various bridge types, and how the decision to use a specific bridge shape is ultimately determined by the location of the bridge, the type of load it will need to support, and the materials available to build with. To culminate the workshop, we will apply our newly acquired expertise about bridges toward designing our own bridge prototypes to solve real-world challenges faced by NYC communities. Each participant will receive a complete Building Bridges kit of materials for hands-on building.

STEM in the City Spring 2022 is a a (mostly) FREE In-person series for teachers! This spring STEMteachersNYC and the NYC STEM Education Network are coordinating a series of free indoor and outdoor in-person gatherings for K12 STEM teachers across the five boroughs. Get together and have some STEM fun! Try something new, connect with or tour one of the amazing STEM nonprofits in our city, and take some new inspiration and resources back to your classroom!

Cost: FREE (Very limited # of tickets!)

STEMteachersNYC delivers professional development workshops for teachers, but teachers, about teaching, since 2011. All workshops over 2hrs offer CTLE. CUNY Pre-service teachers may attend for free; Brooklyn College Pre-service teachers receive Field Site hours. Please reach out if your school requires an invoice. We are an NYCDOE MTAC Vendor. Email questions to

Current CUNY students with valid ID may attend for FREE! Brooklyn College students can accrue Field Site Hours. Please email with any questions.