FAU Places in Top Five at 2017 ASCE SE Student Conference

March 2017

Florida Atlantic University’s American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) team placed fifth overall in the 2017 ASCE Southeast Student Conference, hosted by FAU’s Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatics Engineering.

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Florida Atlantic University’s American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) team placed fifth overall in the 2017 ASCE Southeast Student Conference, hosted by FAU’s Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatics Engineering.

More than 1,000 students from 25 universities in the southeastern region of the United States, as well as Puerto Rico and China, competed in the three-day event at FAU’s Boca Raton campus and other nearby locations.

FAU took first place in the Balsa Wood Bridge and Plan Reading competitions and second place in the Concrete Cylinder Strength, Environmental and Concrete Cornhole competitions, helping them secure a top-five finish.

“Representing the host institution, FAU students not only participated in all 34 competitions, but also took the responsibility to build contest equipment and set up conference sites,” said Yan Yong, Ph.D., professor and chair of FAU’s Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatics Engineering. “Their efforts to the conference success was well-recognized by their partner institutions.”

In addition to competing, students had the opportunity to network with industry professionals and learn about career opportunities in civil engineering. Students also participated in technical presentations, social events and a formal awards ceremony that closed out the conference.

ASCE is the nation’s oldest engineering society and the largest publisher of civil engineering content in the world. Eighteen ASCE student conferences take place throughout the United States each spring to increase student awareness and interest in the civil engineering profession.

For the full list of winners from the 2017 ASCE Southeast Student Conference, visit 2017asce.fau.edu. For more information about FAU’s ASCE team, visit www.asce.fau.edu/

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