Montana Tech Teams Compete at 2010 A.S.C.E. Pacific Northwest competition



On April 22-24, 2010, the Montana Tech American Society of Civil Engineers (A.S.C.E.) Student Chapter competed against 15 other colleges and universities from Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia in the A.S.C.E. Pacific Northwest Regional Competition. The 2010 events were hosted by Washington State University. Montana Tech hosted the event back in 2002 under the direction of Dr. Leroy Friel.

Montana Tech’s Steel Bridge Design and Concrete Canoe teams were lead by A.S.C.E. Faculty Advisor Dr. Brian Kukay.

At this year’s competition, Tech’s Steel Bridge Design Team placed 2nd in Serviceability. Team members included: Levi Hansen, Chris Conners, Shay Sullivan, Steve Olig, and Anthony Laslovich.

The Concrete Canoe Design Team lead by team members, Ian St John, Kyle Richards, Megan Taylor, and Kayla Schumacher, placed 3rd in Design Report. The Concrete Canoe Team also placed 3rd in Overall Race Results with team members: Ian St John, Kyle Richards, Megan Taylor, Kayla Schumacher, Dustin Hover, and Kimberly Holten. The races were held on the Snake River outside of Pullman, Washington.

The Steel Bridge and Concrete Canoe Teams will be giving short presentations and answering questions about the process and competition on Wednesday, April 28, 2010 from 12:15 to 1:00 pm in the Copper Lounge at Montana Tech. The steel bridge and the concrete canoe are currently on display in Montana Tech’s Student Union Building for viewing.

For more information, please contact Amanda Badovinac, Director of Public Relations and Marketing, at 406-496-4828.