April 22, 2013

The LSU ASCE Student Chapter competed in the 2013 Deep South Regional Competition, which took place at Southern University right here in Baton Rouge. The chapter participated in the steel bridge and concrete canoe competition, with both teams placing fifth overall. The concrete canoe team placed second overall in races, with the male sprint receiving first. The steel bridge placed first in display.

“I am proud of our students’ efforts in the steel bridge and concrete canoe competitions,” said Michele Barbato, ASCE faculty advisor and assistant professor, CEE. “They demonstrated great teamwork and dedication. They represented LSU very well throughout the conference. They were very competitive and exhibited exemplary sportsmanship.”

The Deep South Regional Conference is held annually to foster interaction among the student chapters within the states of Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee. The conference aims to further students’ technical, professional and ethical knowledge as it relates to civil engineering. Annual competitions provide students the opportunity to apply the principles and concepts they have learned in their undergraduate studies.

The ASCE student chapter would like to thank all sponsors for their support. Sponsors of the steel bridge team include Linfeild, Hunter & Junius Inc.; Kiewit; PEC; BASF; and Valve Sealant Supply. Sponsors of the concrete canoe team include Forte & Tablada; Aucoin & Associates, Inc.; SJB Group, LLC.; Big River Industries, Inc.; Modjeski and Masters; Gulf Engineers & Consultants; H. Davis Cole & Associates, LLC.; Duplantis Design Group, P.C.; Danny J. Hebert; and the Louisiana Transportation Research Center. The teams would also like to thank their faculty advisor Dr. Michele Barbato and CEE staff member Dave Robertson for their guidance and support.

“I know that our students will build on their experience and strive for even better results next year,” Barbato said.

For more information about the LSU ASCE Student Chapter, please visit http://lsuasce.weebly.com. Students are encouraged to join their Facebook group page (ASCE at LSU) to receive updates from the group, including information on upcoming meetings and events.

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For more information, contact Cassie Thibeaux, College of Engineering, carcen6@lsu.edu or (225) 578-0092. 



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