Civil Engineering Club Wins at First ASCE Conference
April 24, 2012
This past week, April 19-20, thirteen Civil Engineering students attended the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Mid-Continent Student Conference for the first time at the University of Nebraska - Lincoln. The students were led by Riyadh Hindi, Ph.D., the Civil Engineering Club faculty advisor.
The group participated in three different competitions – the Steel Bridge competition, the Concrete Bowling Ball competition, and the Technical Paper competition. Eight students from the Steel Bridge team designed and built a 1/10 scale cantilever bridge which spanned 23 feet. The Concrete Bowling Team designed, mixed, and bowled a concrete bowling ball which weighed less than 14 pounds. The bowling team won 1st place overall with a score of 97.5 out of 100 defeating the University of Arkansas, the University of Missouri S&T, and the University of Nebraska - Lincoln.
James Buerck, one of the bowling team members, also gave a presentation on his technical paper related to ethics and globalization. The students were led by professor Riyadh Hindi, the CE club faculty advisor. The Civil Engineering Club was very excited as it was their first time participating.