FAU Places in Top Five at 2017 ASCE Southeast Student Conference

By Kelsie Weekes | March 21, 2017

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FAU Places in Top Five at 2017 ASCE Southeast Student Conference

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 held 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 Dr. Yan Yong, 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.

The FAU ASCE teams members that competed included club president Rick Joseph, Aaron Kosh, Abdiel Munoz, Adriana Cepero, Alex Baki, Allan Borja, Andrea Martinez, Andy Vicente, Anthony Clemente, Brad Musielak, Bruna Vailant, Chad Cole, Cristina Caceres, Daniela Herrera, Darryn Long, David Prado, Gaethan Amedee, Gia DiRoberto, Greg Kozina, Hope Pauly, Jacob Sims, Jason Blankenship, Jeronimo Gallego, Jonathan Danforth, Jordyn Clayton, Josh Garcia, Juan Castillo, Julia Roblyer, Katherine Acs, Lisandre Meyer, Luis Rico, Mario Gonzalez, Mark Duque, Mauricio Gomez, Nemanja Simic, Nhi Ngo, Nick Gustaba, Nitesh Goli, Paola Arroyave, Richard Gallant, Robert Atkinson, Robert Tolbar, Rodrigo Torres, Shaun Kuchta, Teresa Villalon, Thiago Ortiz, Vincent Locigno and Will Lacobs.

For the full list of winners from the 2017 ASCE Southeast Student Conference, visit 2017asce.fau.edu.