We had fun building bridges with elementary students and their parents at the High Plains Library in Greeley! The kids learned about how triangles generally are stronger than squares, and how adding a truss to the sides of the bridge can stabilize it.
May 2018 Meeting: Tunneling, Student Awards
We had a great presentation and exciting student awards at our May, 2018 meeting. Thanks to Robert Moore of Merrick for the photos!
Our presenter was Robin Dornfest, R.G., of Lithos Engineering. Robin stepped in at the last minute for our scheduled presenter, who could not be there. He presented on a tunnelling project with multiple challenges.
Project Build - Wind Turbines April 21, 2017
We had a great time at the High Plains Library in Greeley building wind turbines! Judi Koch with the Library had worked out how to build turbines from cups, little motors, and corks, and the kids were successful in building them.
Presidents and Governors Forum
Our incoming president for 2017-2018, Lance Heyer, PE, attended the Presidents and Governors Forum, held in Reston Virginia at ASCE headquarters. He brought back a number of great ideas for our Branch, including ideas on how to better utilize social media. He's in the 4th row, 6th from the right.
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CSU at Regionals
CSU sent about 30 students to the ASCE Student Regional Conference at the University of Utah and they did exceptionally well!
The students presenting a technical paper, Jenna Howard, and non-technical paper, Micah Gibbons, each placed third in the oral presentation part of the competition.
The steel bridge team placed second overall (out of 14 teams) earning themselves a spot at the national competition this summer. They finished first for economy and their display, second for construction speed, and third for stiffness and efficiency.
The concrete canoe team placed third overall (out of 11 teams). They were third for their design paper and final product, and second for oral presentation. The paddling teams braved some VERY chilly, rainy weather in the morning and placed third for the co-ed sprint.
CSU finished up third overall for the entire conference. It was great to see our students doing well and also supporting each other! CSU webpage photo gallery