ASCE Rocky Mountain Regional Student Conference Results

On April 6 – April 8, the CU Denver ASCE Student Chapter competed in the Rocky Mountain Student Conference hosted by the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. This annual competition brings together civil engineering programs from 14 institutions across the intermountain West.

  • Concrete canoe: Despite suffering a crack in transit from Denver to Salt Lake, the concrete canoe team passed their submergence test and successfully competed in numerous races. Our 2016/2017 concrete canoe team included Wesley Engel (captain), Ahmed Aljamal, Mustafa Alogaili, Kahlil Elarier, Stephanie Espinoza, Miranda Mooney, Phil Taylor, and Nathan Werner.


  • Steel bridge: After a final practice assembly on the green between the North Classroom and Science buildings, our steel bridge team passed their horizontal deflection test and earned 3rd place in Steel Bridge Display. Our 2016/2017 steel bridge team included Aaron Blahut (captain), Erik Causey, Ben Johnk, Xavier Montoya, Jackson Pedziwiatr, Stephen Sowal, and Dahria Uwamahoro (who also rowed for the concrete canoe team).



Both teams vanquished their cousins from the University of Colorado Boulder.

Congratulations to our ASCE students!

2016 ASCE Student Conference a Success

Last month, the CU Denver Student Chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), in partnership with Metropolitan State University of Denver, hosted the 2016 Rocky Mountain Student Conference. Over the three-day event, 440 people attended from 14 schools across five states.

One event, the Steel Bridge Competition, was held at the Auraria campus with two construction lanes, one lateral pull test station, and two vertical loading stations. The Concrete Canoe Races were held at Soda Lake in Lakewood and included sprints, team paddles, and other fun activities taking place throughout the day.

Congratulations to our Student Chapter of ASCE on an event well done!