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.

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  • 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).

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

Congratulations to our ASCE students!

ASCE steel bridge team’s structure wins first place for stiffness

From left to right, the 2014-2015 Steel Bridge Team is Di Wei, Peter Botsonis, Prince Appiah, Emily Sedbrook, Fernando Molina, Jimmy Botsonis (Steel Bridge Captain), Chris Shipman, Brian Vines, Doron Levary, and Boateng Akyeampong.
From left to right, the 2014-2015 Steel Bridge Team is Di Wei, Peter Botsonis, Prince Appiah, Emily Sedbrook, Fernando Molina, Jimmy Botsonis (Steel Bridge Captain), Chris Shipman, Brian Vines, Doron Levary, and Boateng Akyeampong.

Faculty advisor David Mays, associate professor of civil engineering, is pleased to announce that the 2014-2015 CU Denver chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Steel Bridge Team won first place in the stiffness category, and placed in the top half overall, at last week’s ASCE Rocky Mountain Student Conference at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. For the first time, as this is the senior design project for some of the team members, you can see the award-winning bridge at the Senior Design Presentations on Friday 5/15/2015 in the North Classroom Atrium.

In related news, our ASCE Student Chapter will be co-hosting next year’s Rocky Mountain Student Conference, in collaboration with Metropolitan State University of Denver, here on the Auraria Campus from Thursday 3/31/2016 through Saturday 4/2/2016. Want to help? Contact Doron Levary (doron.levary@ucdenver.edu) or Jesse Hanson (jesse.hanson@ucdenver.edu).

ASCE Steel Bridge Team wins at regional conference

On April 3 – 5, the CU Denver ASCE Steel Bridge Team competed in the  at Colorado State University.
Please join me in congratulating them for wins in two categories:

  • 1st Place in Mystery Design (to student Fernando Molina)
  • 2nd place in Steel Bridge Display (to the Steel Bridge Team)

This year’s ASCE Steel Bridge Team was headed by Justin Dorough, with participation at the Prince Appiah, Jimmy Botsonis, Peter Botsonis,
Christopher Florence, Ronson Fox, Omer Karaketir, Doron Levary, Fernando Molina, Brian Vines, Christopher Shipman, Rajan Parajuli, and Nate Parker.

Well done team!

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The 2014 CU Denver ASCE Steel Bridge Team.
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Fernando Molina receives the first place award for mystery design.