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Engineering Group Will Take Part In Regional Conference

March 28, 2016
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The ASCE Rocky Mountain Regional Student Conference begins Thursday.

A group of civil engineering students and faculty from the University of Wyoming will attend the American Society of Civil Engineers’ Rocky Mountain Regional Student Conference in Denver this week.

The conference, which runs from Thursday, March 31 through Saturday, April 2, will be hosted by University of Colorado-Denver and Metropolitan State University of Denver. It will be one of 18 conferences taking place across the nation.

A total of 21 students from UW will attend. As part of the convention, the students will present steel bridge and concrete canoe projects for competition. The group has worked since October 2015 to design and construct the submissions. Assistant Academic Professional Lecturer Ryan Kobbe will be the group’s faculty adviser.

“The Regional Student Conference is always the high point of the UW ASCE Student Chapter’s year,” Kobbe says. “Members volunteer hundreds of hours to these projects, and the final reward comes when we get to compete against universities from South Dakota, Colorado, New Mexico and Utah. We anticipate the competition to be formidable again this year.

“UW has a strong tradition of participating in every event, which typically allows us to score in the top third of our region. We are all excited to get to Denver to connect with other student chapters in our region, enjoy the camaraderie developed through countless hours preparing and to represent UW in true Cowboy style.”

The conference also will feature business meeting settings, professional and technical presentations, competitions in surveying, technical paper presentations, social activities and an awards banquet.

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