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Trine's ASCE chapter wins top awards
Engineering students win top awards at regional ASCE contest
ANGOLA, Ind. — Trine University’s student chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineering earned several awards and was named one of the top five teams Saturday, April 2, at the ASCE Great Lakes Region Student Conference at the University of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. Trine competed against 18 universities from Indiana, Illinois and Wisconsin.
Students Melissa Terry, Travis McDaniel and Megan McElroy, under the direction of Will Lindquist, Ph.D., earned first place for their design of and presentation in pervious pavement. Trine’s ASCE chapter was awarded $500. They constructed a structurally sound concrete cylinder designed to allow water, but not other substances, to infiltrate the surface. This type of design decreases the amount of oil and sediment entering local waterways by infiltrating water through the pavement rather than allowing it to run off into streams or lakes. The students were one of three teams whose design did not allow any of the oil to filtrate through the bottom of the cylinder.
Students Ben Lauletta, Robert Demyon and Curtis Holcom took second place in a surveying competition. They were given angles, lengths and surveying equipment and instructed to mark a specific point. The team came within .09 feet from hitting the point. The winning team came within .06 feet of the target.
“Our students just keep getting better every year,” said civil engineering professor TJ Murphy. “We are so pleased with our wins and are setting new goals for next year’s competition.”