ASCE students compete in regional competition
Calendar Icon Apr 26, 2017 Person Bust Icon By Keith McGuffey RSS
The University of Nebraska’s Department of Civil Engineering sent students to the University of Arkansas 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, geowall construction and concrete bowling. Members of ASCE student groups from both City Campus in Lincoln and Scott Campus in Omaha were present.
For the concrete canoe competition, Omaha ASCE students raced ‘Chasing Mavericks’, one of only three canoes that followed the correct concrete mix design requirements set by ASCE for the competition. Lincoln students’ Avengers-inspired concrete ball took second place in the concrete bowling competition. The geowall team placed third, with the steel bridge team placing fourth. The poster submitted by the steel bridge team earned a perfect score and the bridge itself was able to hold a 2,500-pound load.
Both teams are looking forward to next year’s competition at the University of Southern Illinois-Carbondale.