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CE Students Excel at ASCE Southeast Student Conference

The 2015 ASCE Southeast Student Conference was held March 19-21 in Chattanooga, Tennessee.  Members of Georgia Southern’s student chapter of ASCE participated and placed in the top three teams in many of the competitions held during the Conference.  About 1,000 attendees represented 25 universities from across the Southeast.

Natasha Pokrywka and Alejandra Delgado won their concrete canoe sprinting group, and Zachary Rivera and Dylan Hightower came in second in the men’s concrete canoe sprint competition.  In the concrete canoe endurance races, the teams of Bailey Webster and Gabriela Medina, and Mitchell O’Neal and Anthony Lopez also performed superbly.  Thanks to Associate Professor Peter Rogers who advised the Concrete Canoe teams.

Assistant Professor Junsuk Kang advised the Steel Bridge team, co-captained by Nathaniel Tanner and Chris Bachmann. While the team was hampered by delivery delays, they designed and built one of the strongest bridges in the competition.

Other Georgia Southern competition winners were:

Kenneth Givens, second place in the Professional Paper Competition [3rd: U Florida; 1st: U Tennessee-Knoxville].

Zachary Casey and Benjamin Eller, second place in the Transportation Competition [3rd: Auburn U; 1st: U Puerto Rico-Mayaguez].

Kenya Campbell and Natasha Pokrywka, third place in the Geotechnical Competition [2nd: Polytechnic U Puerto Rico; 1st: U Alabama-Huntsville].

Benjamin Eller, Joshua Washington and Brandon Yingling, third place in the Surveying Competition [2nd: U Central Florida; 1st: U Florida].



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