The Georgia Tech chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers is sending its steel bridge team to the national competition in May. The team advanced after winning the steel bridge competition at the Carolinas Regional Conference March 31 – April 2. And that’s just one highlight from a weekend conference where chapter members won three competitions, and the chapter earned a sportsmanship award and third place overall.
The challenge: put together a moving “arm” using only cardboard and syringes that can actually lift something. The result: a first-place finish for the team from Georgia Tech’s chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers, thanks to their innovative design and a little bit of Tech tradition.
Professor Terry Sturm and former Ph.D. student Seung Ho Hong have received a top research award for hydraulic engineering from the American Society of Civil Engineers. Sturm and Hong won for a study on predicting the amount of erosion, or scour, around bridge supports during floods.
The executive committee of the American Society of Civil Engineers elected Reginald DesRoches to the rank of fellow this fall. And now, next month, DesRoches will become a fellow of the society’s Structural Engineering Institute. Both honors recognize DesRoches’ significant professional accomplishments and his place among the nation’s most-distinguished civil engineers.