April 5, 2008

The Deep South Conference, an event sponsored by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and local engineering firms, is an annual conference which brings together all of the ASCE Student Chapters from civil engineering programs from around the region. The conference gives ASCE student members a chance to gain valuable hands-on experience by competing in such events as a concrete canoe competition and steel bridge design and construction. In addition, the students hold a concrete Frisbee and “mystery” event during the conference.

LSU results are as follows:

LSU’s Steel Bridge team won 2nd place overall and has been invited to compete in the 2008 National Student Steel Bridge Competition hosted by The University of Florida. The conference will be in Gainesville, May 23rd and 24th. This will be LSU’s 6th consecutive year competing nationally.

In the Surveying event LSU’s team took 2nd place

LSU’s Concrete Canoe team placed in three race events and took 4th place overall.

2nd Place Women’s Sprint2nd Place Men’s Sprint

3rd Place Coed Sprint In the Concrete Frisbee competition, LSU achieved 3rd place.

Visit the conference website for results and pictures of the weekend's events at http://www.cee.lsu.edu/undergrad/ASCE/index.htm.

Article by Mimi LaValle, College of Engineering, 225-578-5706, mlavall@lsu.edu

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