ASCE student team wins second place overall at regional competition

Published: Apr 6, 2009 12:25:00 PM
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Auburn University's student chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineering (ASCE) placed second overall at this year's ASCE Southeast Regional Competition. Team members placed first in the professional paper and geotechnical competitions, second in the transportation and concrete cylinder competitions and third in the balsa bridge event. The team also gave solid performances in nine other competitions. Approximately 840 students from 25 colleges and universities competed in the ASCE events, held at Vanderbilt University. The University of Florida received first place honors overall.

Student Natalie McCormick won the first place award in the professional paper competition. She will compete at the ASCE national competition later this year.

"Natalie did a great job of turning an outstanding paper into an outstanding presentation," said Mike Stallings, civil engineering department head. "The whole team put a lot of effort into making this a successful trip, and a big thank you is due to all the sponsors, faculty, staff and students for the hard work and support they put in for this successful outcome."

Auburn will host the 2010 ASCE Southeast Regional Conference and Competition.