ASCE students compete at Mid-Continent Conference

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Omaha and Lincoln ASCE Student Groups
Omaha and Lincoln ASCE Student Groups

The University of Nebraska’s Department of Civil Engineering sent students to the University of Southern Illinois-Carbondale to compete in the annual American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Mid-Continent Competition. The competition allows students to demonstrate the principals of civil engineering they learn in the classroom in friendly competitions such as concrete canoe races, small-scale steel bridge construction,  concrete bowling, and FE exam trivia. Members of ASCE student groups from both City Campus in Lincoln and Scott Campus in Omaha were present.

This year, Lincoln ASCE students earned first place in the FE exam trivia event, and the scavenger hunt team finished second. Christina Thibodeau's technical paper earned fourth place, and Cassandra Revoy's earned 14th. The Lincoln steel bridge and concrete bowling teams each earned sixth place. Team Dark Horse, the Omaha concrete canoe team, finished in the top half of canoes and has been entered for a drawing for a wildcard spot at the national competition.

Full results of the competition can be found on the University of Southern Illinois-Carbondale's website

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