ASCE Conference Hosts Future Engineers

Floating is believing: Concrete canoe contestants at the 2017 ASCE Southeast Student Conference demonstrate that concrete canoes do indeed float!

At PENETRON, we strongly believe the future of our industry lies in the knowledge and strength of the young designers, engineers, and producers now completing their education.

At this year’s ASCE Southeast Student Conference (March 16-18, 2017) in Florida, civil engineering students competed in a variety of technical events, such as the remarkable “concrete canoe competition.” PENETRON was on hand as event sponsor and enthusiastic fan.

“The ASCE Conference is where the PENETRON motto, “Water Meet Your Match” finds its most visible and entertaining expression through many challenging contests,” exclaims Christopher Chen, Director of The PENETRON Group.

This year’s Southeast Student Conference was hosted by Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida. This three-day annual event drew over 1,200 students from 26 universities across the Southeast region of the United States, including University of Florida, University of Alabama Huntsville, and University of Tennessee Chattanooga, as well as from as far away as Puerto Rico (University of Puerto Rico Mayaguez) and China (Tongi University).

Each year, a series of contests are designed to showcase student knowledge, both theoretical and practical. Among the challenges:

  •     Concrete Canoe Competition – construct a functional canoe out of concrete
  •     Steel Bridge Competition – design and build a bridge with steel structural elements
  •     Concrete Frisbee Competition – construct and fly a concrete Frisbee
  •     Wood Dam Competition – design, build and test a…

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