CEE Students Win ASCE VA Student Conference Awards

April 10, 2014

Students from GW's CEE Department competed with students from 14 other regional universities in various competitions at the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) 2014 Virginia Student Conference, held April 3-5 at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, VA. GW's CEE students received the following awards:

1st Place: Marr Technical Paper
1st Place: Display – Steel Bridge
1st Place: Stiffness – Steel Bridge
1st Place: Structural Efficiency – Steel Bridge
2nd Place: Overall Score – Steel Bridge

The GW Steel Bridge Team’s performance allows the university to advance to the National Steel Bridge Competition, which will be held May 23-24 in Akron, OH.

Congratulations to ASCE chapter advisor, Professor Samer Hamdar, and the participating CEE students: Mark Arnoldy, Eric Burke, Thompson Hunt, Andrea Keeler, Collin Krahe, Clay McKenna, Miles Miliken, Eric Prokop, and Sara Rifai. Professor Hamdar thanks CEE students Kayla Pingel, Thomas Steckel, and Elizabeth Manning for their help and extends a special thanks to the CEE faculty, particularly Professors Kim Roddis and Majid Manzari; to CEE executive assistant Joyce Randolph; and to the GW SEAS shop staff –William Rutkowski, Tom Punte, Tyler Miller, and Nick Batista–for their support.