Whatever Floats Your Boat: 12 Regional Colleges Sink or Skim in Concrete Canoe Competition at UC
UCs Student Chapter of ASCE is hosting the 2005 Ohio Valley Regional Conference (OVRC) from March 31 through April 2. Approximately 250 students will attend from regional schools in Ohio, Kentucky and Pennsylvania.
Students will spend the three-day conference competing in several events with the hope of advancing to the ASCE National Competitions. This years competitions are the Steel Bridge, Concrete Canoe, Concrete Frisbee, Environmental Waste Water, Technical Paper and Surveying. The Concrete Canoe, Concrete Frisbee and Surveying competitions will be Friday, April 1, at A. J. Jolly Park & Golf Course, in Alexandria, Ky. The Steel Bridge, Technical Paper and Waste Water competitions will be Saturday, April 2, on the UC campus.
Each of these events allows students to apply what they have learned in class in a more entertaining way than in the standard classroom or laboratory setting. In addition to the events, students will be able to network and socialize with each other, as well as faculty and engineering professionals from sponsors such as Baker Concrete Construction, Messer Construction and CHC Fabricating.
The 12 universities attending this years conference are as follows: Carnegie Mellon University, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati State Technical & Community College, Cleveland State University, Geneva College, University of Kentucky, University of Louisville, the Ohio State University, Ohio University, University of Pittsburgh, Western Kentucky University and Youngstown State University.
All of the competitions are free and open to the public.
Dr. Gian Rassati
Dept. of Civil & Environmental Engineering
University of Cincinnati
Thursday, March 31
46 p.m.& Registration 4th Floor ERC
58:30 p.m. Career Fair with Dinner 4th Floor ERC Lobby
6 p.m. Opening Ceremony Dr. Roy Eckart 4th Floor ERC
79:20 p.m. Concrete Canoe Paper Presentations 417 ERC
Friday, April 1
8 a.m. Breakfast (Pastries and Drinks) A. J. Jolly Park
89 a.m. Concrete Canoe Set-up A. J. Jolly Park
811 a.m. Concrete Frisbee A. J. Jolly Park
811:30 a.m. Surveying Competition A. J. Jolly Park
911 a.m. Concrete Canoe Aesthetic Judging A. J. Jolly Park
12:304 p.m. Concrete Canoe Racing A. J. Jolly Park
Saturday, April 2
810 a.m. Technical Paper 427 ERC
8 a.m.noon Environmental Competition Myers Alumni Center
8:30 a.m.4 p.m. Steel Bridge Construction Zimmer Auditorium
710 p.m. Banquet and Awards Reception Paul Brown Stadium