Hundreds of civil engineering students from throughout the southeast had a great time over the weekend, as they competed against one another in multiple events at the annual American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Carolinas Conference. A photo gallery of the events is below.
Conference competition began March 31 with the concrete canoe, surveying and t-shirt events at Ramsey Creek Park on Lake Norman. After delaying for morning thunderstorms, the teams unloaded their canoes. Unfortunately, extremely high winds prevented the teams from racing. Winners were chosen based on their designs, ascetics and display presentations.
The competition moved to the UNC Charlotte campus on April 1. Events included the steel bridge, geotechnical, Mead Paper, quiz bowl, freshmore challenge, transportation, concrete bat, environmental, and hydraulics and fluid mechanics.
The guest speaker for the Saturday night awards banquet was Dr. Patricia Galloway, an international mediator and arbitrator for both energy and construction matters. Dr. Galloway also served as the first woman president of ASCE.
Schools participating in the conference were UNC Charlotte, NC A&T, Duke, NC State, Clemson, South Carolina, The Citadel, Horry Georgetown Technical College, Georgia Tech, Univeristy of Georgia, Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT, India), and Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS, India).
The conference results were:
- 1st Place: Citadel
- 2nd Place: UNC Charlotte
- 3rd Place: Georgia Tech
Overall Concrete Canoe:
- 1st Place: Citadel
- 2nd Place: Clemson
- 3rd Place: UNC Charlotte
Overall Steel Bridge:
- 1st Place: Georgia Tech
- 2nd Place: NC State
UNC Charlotte Placed in the top three in seven out of the 12 competitions. Other UNC Charlotte results were:
- 3rd Place for the Final Product portion in Concrete Canoe Competition
- 3rd Place for the Design Paper portion in Concrete Canoe Competition
- 3rd Place in the Transportation Competition
- 2nd Place in the Surveying Competition
- 1st Place in the Geotech Competition
- 1st Place in the Hydraulics Competition
- 1st Place in the Quiz Bowl Competition
- 1st Place in the Concrete Bat Competition