ASCE students win hydraulics competition at regional conference

Geotechnical engineering team places 2nd, concrete canoe co-ed sprint team finishes 3rd
Wednesday, April 20, 2016

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.

Students from the Georgia Tech chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers designed a cardboard arm that grabbed and removed the “T” from a replica Tech Tower. (Video: Sarah Biser)

That competition, part of the ASCE Carolinas Regional Conference earlier this month, also included the popular and time-intensive concrete canoe competition. The Tech co-ed sprint team finished in third in that race. And the chapter’s team in the geotechnical competition finished in second place.

The regional conference was on the campus of North Carolina A&T in Greensboro this year. See more photos from the conference, courtesy of chapter conference chair Sarah Biser:

Georgia Tech ASCE concrete canoe team at the 2016 Carolinas Regional Conference.