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Student Chapter of American Society of Civil Engineers to Host Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference

Student Chapter of American Society of Civil Engineers to Host Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference

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The University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown student chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) will host the 2013 ASCE Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference on April 20-21, 2013. The community is welcome to attend.

On Saturday, April 20, events will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the Pitt-Johnstown campus. On Sunday, April 21, events will be held from 8:15 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Quemahoning Reservoir at the Summer’s Best Two Weeks (SB2W) facility. Lunch and dinner will be available.

The conference includes the ASCE/American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) Steel Bridge Competition and ASCE Concrete Canoe Competition, in which approximately 300 students from 14 colleges and universities will compete with a total of 5 canoes and 12 bridges.

Participating schools, in addition to Pitt-Johnstown, include Bucknell University, Drexel University, Johns Hopkins University, Lafayette College, Lehigh University, Pennsylvania State University – Harrisburg, Pennsylvania State University – University Park, Temple University, United States Naval Academy, University of Delaware, University of Maryland College Park, Villanova University, and Widener University.

Teams who win the Concrete Canoe Competition will advance to the ASCE National Concrete Canoe Competition (NCCC), and teams who win the Steel Bridge Competition will advance to the ASCE/AISC National Student Steel Bridge Competition (NSSBC).

The NCCC and NSSBC provide students with a practical application of the engineering principles learned in the classroom.  The programs also help students to develop important team and project management skills, which they will need for their careers in the real world.

For additional information, contact Brian L. Houston at 814-269-7257 or bhouston@pitt.edu.


Founded in 1927, Pitt-Johnstown is located in the Laurel Highlands of Western Pennsylvania and is the first and largest regional campus of the University of Pittsburgh. The University offers a high-quality educational experience in a supportive living-learning environment designed to prepare students for the real world of the 21st century. Pitt-Johnstown is recognized by the Princeton Review as a “Best in the Northeast” college, by G.I. Jobs as a “Military Friendly School,” and Pennsylvania Business Central as a "Top 100 Organization." Additionally, Pitt-Johnstown has been named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for the past three years.

Posted by Knipple, Robert on 4/15/2013 11:40:00 AM