SOUTHEAST STUDENT CONFERENCE
The 2019 ASCE Student Southeast Conference will be held at The University of Tennessee (Knoxville). It is designed to have students represent their university through Civil Engineering competitions while helping expand their network with fellow students, professors, and companies. It includes business meetings, professional/technical presentations, competitions, social activities and an awards banquet.
Listed at the bottom are the upcoming competitions for the 2018 Conference.
Civil Engineering students are challenged to an intercollegiate competition that supplements their education with a comprehensive, student-driven project experience from conception and design through fabrication, erection, and testing, culminating in a steel structure that meets client specifications and optimizes performance and economy. The Student Steel Bridge Competition increases awareness of real-world engineering issues such as spatial constraints, material properties, strength, serviceability, fabrication and erection processes, safety, aesthetics, project management, and cost. Success in competition requires application of engineering principles and theory, and effective teamwork. Future engineers are stimulated to innovate, practice professionalism, and use structural steel efficiently.
Misael Rangel and Domenic Tompkins
Your challenge is to create a student competition which addresses a challenge facing our industry and the world, expands learning beyond the college curriculum, makes teaching and learning come alive, and serves as as exciting, engaging opportunity for students throughout the planning and development of the project deliverables.
The Professional Paper competition abides by the ASCE Daniel W. Mead Prize for Students criteria. Students participating in the regional event are encouraged to enter the national competition.
In 2017, ASCE added a new canon, Canon 8. What value does this Canon add to the civil engineering profession and student chapters?
Design and build a model wrapped faced mechanically stabilized earth (MSE) retaining wall using kraftpaper reinforcement. A sandbox will be created out of wood to hold the GeoWall.
The UCF ASCE Student Chapter will “come together” and create a hit music video about an engineering-service project that we will completed before conference! Join us and volunteer at the Odyssey of the Mind, March 2nd to be part of our music video production!
Create concrete cylinders to play bocce ball in a bracket style tournament. Cylinders will be designed to be strong enough to withstand impact yet light enough for distance throwing and rolling.
A Geotechnical Competition where you design a non-destructive void detection device to determine soil voids in 20-30 Ottawa sand. You will have 30 minutes to detect sand voids without penetrating the sand.
The Rocking Dead
A team of up to 4 members are tasked to design a water filtration system to remove the “contaminants” which will consist of food-grade materials (e.g. coffee grounds, corn starch).
Hack My Infrastructure
Ensembles will construct an electronic flow measurement system using sensors and a microprocessor and make up-tempo measurements with a laboratory flume.
Like A Rolling Stone
Groups will find a gravel-sized rock in a laboratory flume. The rock’s dimensions and characteristics aren’t a complete unknown, but groups will create a spreadsheet to aid in estimating the discharge rate.
Groups will use surveying equipment to triangulate an inaccessible point.
A team containing 2-4 members will pave a corn hole board using asphalt or Portland cement, and then decorate the board to match a road transportation-themed song. 2 members will then play in a corn hole tournament.
Shake It Off
A team of as many people that are interested will create a 10-15 story model made out of balsa and plywood to withstand a simulated earthquake being generated by a shake table.
A team containing up to 3 members are tasked with answering a series of technical questions about project organization, drawing sets, scales, standard symbols, and abbreviations.
Promote the conference theme and school spirit by sending in t-shirt design ideas. Designs will be judged based on the following: conference theme, school pride, civil engineering pride, uniqueness.
The student chapter submission must fall under one of the Global Competition Topics:
For students interested in gaining additional information and/or support for this contest; Informational Webinar: Jan 22nd 2PM https://asce.adobeconnect.com/_a1126033665/innovation2/
The 2019 Sustainable Solutions Competition challenges student teams to design and build a temporary shelter which can house a displaced dog during the aftermath of a disaster or emergency. Disasters and emergencies can include earthquakes, hurricanes, wildfires, or other situations which displays populations. Along with satisfying programmatic and structural design criteria, the building must employ sustainable design and construction practices. Successful teams must demonstrate creativity and innovation to achieve their objectives, exemplifying the strategic goals of ASCE. Completed shelters will be donated to local animal rescue groups to make a lasting impact on the welfare of dogs where teams live, work, and study.
The competition will consist of a technical paper, presentation/interview, and construction of the shelter. An unlimited amount of people are allowed to help in the design, but a team of 4 will be required for the build portion.