Fairmont State University’s American Society of Civil Engineers Student Chapter continued its tradition of excellence and for the 11th consecutive year represented the region at the National Concrete Canoe Competition.
The 27th Annual ASCE National Concrete Canoe Competition was held June 19-21, 2014, at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown in Johnstown, Pa. To view results and photos from the competition, visit http://www.asce.org/concretecanoe/finalresults/.
The Fairmont State team placed 18th in the Design Paper, 13th for the Oral Presentation, 12th for the Final Product and 19th overall. The team tied for 17th place in overall concrete canoe race points.
FSU’s ASCE Student Chapter earned the right to participate in the national competition by winning first place in the regional Concrete Canoe Competition at the 2014 Virginias Conference, hosted by the University of Virginia. In addition, the FSU chapter was awarded the 2014 ASCE Distinguished Chapter Award for Region 4 by the ASCE Committee on Student Members, which is presented each year to the most outstanding student organization in the region. The FSU chapter also was a Robert Ridgway Award Finalist. This distinction was earned by only four of 304 ASCE Student Chapters.
Founded in 1852, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) represents more than 137,500 members of the civil engineering profession worldwide, and is America’s oldest national engineering society. ASCE’s vision is to position engineers as global leaders building a better quality of life.
Photo credit: Ed Rieker/AP, Images for ASCE