Engineering students to display skills in concrete canoes, steel bridges

Engineering and construction management students from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock showed off their skills Thursday, March 30, before they departed for an engineering competition in Memphis. 

Students from the university’s chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers were set to face off against 14 college teams from Arkansas, Tennessee, Mississippi, and Louisiana in the society’s competition Friday, March 31, and Saturday, April 1, in Memphis. They will compete in six events: concrete canoe, steel bridge, surveying, environmental, ethics paper, and mystery event.

The demonstration and talk took place from 12:15 to 1:30 p.m. March 30 in the Engineering and Information Technology Building Auditorium.

The students displayed a concrete canoe that will be used in a racing competition, and they erected a steel bridge in less than 30 minutes.

Participating students included Heather Hightower, Magen Schlesier, Vianca Martin, Blake Johnston, Sam Kincannon, Casey Baker, and Jonathan Henderson.

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