Steel Bridge and Concrete Canoe Nationals!!


Congratulations to the Sacramento State Concrete Canoe and Steel Bridge Teams! 

Sacramento State Concrete Canoe and Steel Bridge Teams competed among the teams of civil engineering students from other universities throughout California and Nevada at this year's Mid-Pacific Regional Conference, sponsored by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and hosted by San Jose State from April 18 - 20, 2013.

Sacramento State's Concrete Canoe Team, with its vessel "Imperium," is now headed to the National Concrete Canoe Competition at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in Urbana, Illinois from June 20 - 22, 2013. This team, led by project managers Kyle Cameron and Kira Davis, designed the canoe to be lightweight and quick in the water.  For this year’s canoe, the team decided to go with a Sacramento theme. Famous landmarks, such as the Tower Bridge, the State Capitol, Downtown Sacramento, and even the engineering building at Sacramento State, Riverside Hall, were elegantly incorporated as part of the canoe display and presentation. The last time Sacramento State sent a Concrete Canoe to Nationals was in 2004.

The Steel Bridge Team is headed to the National Student Steel Bridge Competition at the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington from May 31 - June 1, 2013, which is co-organized by ASCE and the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC). This year’s team, led by project managers Gaurav Bali and Cole Bianchini, focused their efforts in building a structurally sound bridge that is easy and fast to construct. Increasing stiffness, while maintaining weight to a minimum, was their main goal. The last time Sacramento State has sent a Steel Bridge Team to Nationals was in 2003.

This is the first time in the history of Sacramento State’s Civil Engineering program that both Concrete Canoe and Steel Bridge Teams will be competing at Nationals in the same year.

Besides the above mentioned awards, Sacramento State students competed honorably in all other competitions at Mid-Pac, bringing home more than a dozen awards. Among these awards was the Spirit Bell. The Spirit Bell is voted on by all participating schools and is awarded to the school that demonstrates the highest level of professional conduct and comradeship.

If you are interested in making a donation to help support these teams as they fundraise to pay for their respective trips to nationals, please contact the Civil Engineering Office at  (916) 278-6982.

You may also contact the ASCE Sacramento State Student Chapter by the mailing address below:

California State University, Sacramento
Department of Civil Engineering
Attention: ASCE Student Chapter
6000 J Street, Riverside Hall RM 4024
Sacramento, CA 95819-6029

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