UF Civil Engineering: Kings & Queens of Concrete and Steel

In Department of Civil and Coastal Engineering, Engineering School of Sustainable Infrastructure and Environment, News

Screen Shot 2015-07-02 at 3.15.34 PMCall them the kings and queens of concrete and steel.

UF’s civil engineering students have captured not one but two separate national recognitions. In the more recent victory, UF earned the “America’s Cup of Civil Engineering” at the 28th annual American Society of Civil Engineers’ National Concrete Canoe Competition June 20-22 at Clemson University in South Carolina.

And in May, another team of Gator engineering students took the top prize in the National Student Steel Bridge Competition – cosponsored by the ASCE – at the University of Missouri in Kansas City. They competed against 208 teams from the United States, Canada, Mexico and China.

ASCE congratulatory letter

Letter of congratulations from ASCE’s president and director.

This is the first time in history that one school has won both of these annual competitions in the same year.

See the full story on the UF webpage.

Read the Alligator’s coverage of the concrete canoe team.

Read the Gainesville Sun’s coverage of the steel bridge team.

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