UTEP Engineering Students Compete in National Steel Bridge Competition
May 24, 2012 | UNIVERSITY COMMUNICATIONS
Steel Bridge Competition
The University of Texas at El Paso College of Engineering steel bridge team will compete at the 2012 National Student Steel Bridge Competition May 24-27 at Clemson University in Clemson, S.C.
Student engineers from UTEP decisively earned their second straight first place finish at the regional AISC-ASCE Steel Bridge Competition in January.
Judges at the regional competition gave the UTEP bridge and its team top marks in four of six categories – economy, efficiency, speed and stiffness – as well as a second place in weight. The team competed against nine universities in the Texas-Mexico region and now has moved on to the national competition. This is the second year in a row that UTEP's team has competed at the national level.
The 26 team members, who include 14 students from last year's team, range from freshmen to a doctoral student.
The American Institute of Steel Construction and the American Society of Civil Engineers sponsor the event.