Conference

SOUTHEAST STUDENT CONFERENCE

http://se-asce2019.utk.edu

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.

2019 Competitions

Concrete Canoe

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.

Captains:

Misael Rangel and Domenic Tompkins

concretecanoe.ucf@gmail.com

 


Blue Sky

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.

Captain:

N/A

Email:

N/A

 


Professional Paper

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.

2019 TOPIC:

In 2017, ASCE added a new canon, Canon 8. What value does this Canon add to the civil engineering profession and student chapters?

Captain:

N/A

Email:

N/A

 


GeoWall

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.

Captain:

Bailey Martin

blmartin@knights.ucf.edu

 


Come Together

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!

 


Concrete Concerto

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.

Captain:

Sean Morrissey

sean1998@knights.ucf.edu


Enter Sandman

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.

Captain:

Darwood Outlaw

ders@Knights.ucf.edu


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).

Captain:

Arnittar Kanya

arnittar@knights.ucf.edu

 


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.

Captain:

N/A

Email:

N/A

 


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.

Captain:

Matthew Trzeciak

trzeciakmatthew@knights.ucf.edu

 

 


On Tour

Groups will use surveying equipment to triangulate an inaccessible point.

Captain:

Brian Perez

briansperez@knights.ucf.edu

 


Pothole Pitch

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.

Captain:

Patrick Sullivan

sullisjp@knights.ucf.edu

 


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.

Captain:

Jacob Miller

jakemiller@knights.ucf.edu

 

 


Sight Reading

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.

Captain:

Jennifer Sands

asce.ucf.treasurer@gmail.com

 

 


T-shirt Competition

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.

Captain:

Sarah Schweikhart 

sarah.schweikhart@knights.ucf.edu

 

 


Innovation Contest

The student chapter submission must fall under one of the Global Competition Topics:

■2019 Topics for submission are: (see here for more detail)
■Internet of Things (IoT)
■Sustainable Engineering
■Next Generation Transportation
■Improvements in Clean Water
■New Construction Materials & Methodology
■Submission includes a Poster and a Live “Shark Tank” Pitch.

 

For students interested in gaining additional information and/or support for this contest;  Informational Webinar: Jan 22nd 2PM https://asce.adobeconnect.com/_a1126033665/innovation2/

 

 


Sustainable Solutions

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.

Captain:

Amaya Bajorek

amayakat@knights.ucf.edu