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NUASCE Steel Bridge Team Successful at Competition
Congratulations to the Northeastern ASCE Steel Bridge Team for their success at the New England Regional Student Conference on April 28, 2018 at the University of Vermont.
- Finished 4th Overall out of 14 schools
- One of six bridges to not fail under the 2500-pound total load
- Finished 2nd in both deflection and display
- Finished 3rd in structural efficiency (combined scored from deflection and weight)
- First year, since the Northeastern team was restarted, that team did not receive a weight penalty
- Constructed their bridge in 17 minutes
ASCE created the competition to challenge 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, esthetics, 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.