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ASCE Regional Conference Success
Trine University engineering students earned first-place in the geotechnical design contest during the American Society of Civil Engineering Student Chapter Contest on the weekend of April 20 at Bradley University.
Engineering students earn first-, second-place awards at contest
ANGOLA, Ind. – Trine University engineering students earned two first-place awards and finished second place overall in the Great Lakes Region American Society of Civil Engineering Student Chapter Conference, beating every competing school from Indiana, last weekend. Civil and environmental engineering students from 18 schools – from Wisconsin, Indiana and Illinois – traveled to Bradley University to compete in the conference
The Trine team was led by first place finishes in both the environmental design contest and the geotechnical design contest. Students Cody Watkins, Harrison King, Kayla Criswell, Jared Adams, Matthew Elmore and Rachel Wisman had the top design in the environmental contest. Criswell, Kelly Canter, Wisman and Jared Stanek provided the winning design in the geotechnical contest.
“This is the highest Trine/Tri-State has ever finished at this event,” said TJ Murphy, Trine’s ASCE adviser and civil engineering professor. “Our students represented themselves and this university in an excellent manner. They were excited to learn that they beat high-ranking private and Big Ten schools, too.”
In addition to winning these two events, Trine students earned points in every event to earn the second-place trophy.
Murphy was also excited to share that Trine, for the first time, will host the 2013 ASCE conference. Nearly 500 students, faculty and industry professionals from throughout the region will be involved in the event. To help make the 2013 conference possible, Trine students are seeking sponsors to provide financial support and volunteers to help judge competitions.
“This is an excellent opportunity for your company to showcase their commitment and support to the next generation of civil engineers and Trine University and to market your company to a large number of future engineers,” said Trine civil engineering major David Norris.
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