2018 ASCE Pacific Northwest Student Conference

2018 ASCE PACIFIC NORTHWEST STUDENT CONFERENCE
OREGON INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, KLAMATH FALLS, OR
April 6 – 7, 2018

Some 427 students, alumni, and faculty advisors descended on the Oregon Institute of Technology campus in Klamath Falls beginning on Thursday evening, April 5th for the 2018 Pacific Northwest Student Conference. Students from the following institutions attended the event:

  1. Carroll College
  2. Gonzaga University
  3. Oregon Institute of Technology
  4. Idaho State University
  5. Portland State University
  6. University of Idaho
  7. Boise State University
  8. Oregon State University
  9. St. Martin’s University
  10. Washington State University Pullman
  11. Washington State University Tri-Cities
  12. University of Alaska Fairbanks
  13. University of Alaska Anchorage
  14. University of Washington
  15. Brigham Young University Idaho
  16. Montana State University
  17. University of Portland
  18. Seattle University
  19. University of British Columbia

Student teams competed in the concrete canoe, steel bridge, and technical paper competitions.  All events were hotly and enthusiastically contested. Inclement windy weather conditions forecast for Saturday forced the judges to cancel the concrete canoe races due to safety concerns, so concrete canoe judging was based on an oral design presentation, physical appearance, and pass-fail on the swamp test.  With the cancellation of the concrete canoe races, the steel bridge competition became the center of attention, and students and supporters from the various schools cheered for their favorites. The steel bridge competition lasted all day Saturday until shortly before the concluding awards banquet Saturday evening. 

At the concluding Saturday evening awards banquet, the University of Washington was announced as the overall winner of the Concrete Canoe competition, and Portland State University won the steel bridge competition. Congratulations to both schools! The University of Washington will now move on to represent the Pacific Northwest Student Council at the national finals for the concrete canoe at San Diego State University on May 25-26.  The national finals for the steel bridge competition will be held at the University of Illinois, Campaign-Urbana campus, on June 22-23.  The top three finishers in the steel bridge competition all advance to the national finals.  Besides PSU, the Pacific Northwest Student Council will also be represented by second-place finisher University of Washington, and third place finisher University of British Columbia.  Congratulations to all of our winners!

The 2019 ASCE Pacific Northwest Student Conference will be held at Saint Martin’s University, Lacey, Washington, on April 11-13, 2019. Mark your calendars now!

 The University of Washington’s winning entry in the concrete canoe competition

The University of Washington’s winning entry in the concrete canoe competition

 Washington State University’s entry in the concrete canoe competition

Washington State University’s entry in the concrete canoe competition

 PSU Steel Bridge team in action

PSU Steel Bridge team in action

 The awards banquet on Saturday evening was attended by over 400 students, alumni, and faculty advisors

The awards banquet on Saturday evening was attended by over 400 students, alumni, and faculty advisors