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UNLV ASCE Students Qualify for the 2013 National Student Steel Bridge Competition

Posted: April 17, 2013

UNLV ASCE student assemble their steel bridge

The UNLV student chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) once again has much to celebrate, after qualifying for the 2013 National Student Steel Bridge Competition. After placing second in both steel bridge efficiency and in steel bridge lightness at the ASCE Pacific Southwest Conference (PSWC) in Los Angeles this month, the team took third place overall in steel bridge, earning UNLV’s second consecutive trip to the national competition. Six to 15 students will make the trip and represent UNLV at nationals, which will be held at the University of Washington May 31 and June 1 (click for more information).

The ASCE PSWC includes various events, ranging from purely athletic events, like basketball, soccer, and volleyball tournaments, to engineering competitions, including concrete canoe and steel bridge. The UNLV chapter took fourth place overall for the entire conference, and ranked in the top 10 of many of the engineering events, including:

  • Recycled mini-golf: 1st place
  • Impromptu design build: 1st place
  • Technical paper: 2nd place
  • Steel bridge efficiency: 2nd place
  • Steel bridge lightness: 2nd place
  • Steel bridge overall: 3rd place
  • Concrete canoe technical paper: 3rd place
  • Environmental competition: 5th place
  • Surveying competition: 6th place
  • Geotechnical competition: 9th place

Congratulations to the UNLV ASCE chapter for a job well done; we’re pulling for you at the National Student Steel Bridge Competition!