Our student chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE) is one of the largest and most active student organizations on campus. ASCE's mission is to provide essential value to our members, their careers, our partners and the public by developing leadership, advancing technology, advocating lifelong learning and promoting the profession.
ASCE Student Chapter Steel Bridge Team Wins 2nd Place at 2014 MCSC, GeoWall Team Competes for First Time
The 2014 SIUE ASCE Steel Bridge Team won Second Place overall out of fourteen participating school teams. In a first for SIUE, the newly formed GeoWall Team competed at the conference as well. A full report of the student's participation with more details and photos can be found here.
The Steel Bridge Team won Second Place overall out of fourteen participating school teams. The team has been invited and will compete in the 2014 National Student Steel Bridge Competition hosted by University of Akron May 23-24, 2014. The Team also received second place awards for the Stiffness, Economy and Efficiency categories and Third Place for Lightness and placed Fourth in Construction Speed and Display.
2014 SIUE ASCE Steel Bridge Team – Builders (wearing the white hardhats, left to right) are Drew Ruholl (co-captain),
The 2014 SIUE ASCE GeoWall team competed for the first time at this competition. The GeoWall competition is also an annual event. The object of the competition is for students to design a mechanically stabilized earth (MSE) retaining wall then test it to see how it will perform in various loading scenarios. Since this was the first time that SIUE has fielded a Geowall team it was a valuable learning experience. They placed sixth out of seven teams.
The members of the team were Amanda Fisher (Captain), Scott Droege, George Heitzman, Jacob Kampwerth, Jesse Tinch, and Kurtis Weber.