Drexel's ASCE Concrete Canoe and the AEI Steel Bridge Teams Take 2nd Place at the ASCE Mid-Atlantic Regional Competitions
May 3, 2012 — Drexel University’s Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering (CAEE) Department’s Steel Bridge and Concrete Canoe teams participated in the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) 2012 Mid-Atlantic Student Conference at Lafayette College on April 28 -29. Both teams placed second overall in each of their respective regional competitions. The Steel Bridge team took first place in both the display and stiffness categories. The Concrete Canoe team finished first in the design paper presentations and second in product display.
Drexel’s Steel Bridge team members are: Bilal Baqai, Timothy Bratton, Patrick Callahan, Jules Campanella, Ange Christiani (co-captain), James Drogalis, Brandon Glencross, Colin Henner, Simba Jhamba, Kyle Jurgelewicz, Lolu Kusemiju, Pete Matthews, Ian McEwing, Ashley Mundackal, Carl Oberg, Neil Patel, Sam Pomager, Nicole Quinlan, Lauren Reiter, Dan Seeberger, Steven Squibb, Sonya Suntsova, Mike Thorley, and Mike Whelan (co-captain). The team’s faculty advisors are: Dr. A. Emin Aktan, Dr. Ivan Bartoli and Dr. Joseph Martin.
Drexel’s Concrete Canoe Team members are: Jaclyn Raciti (project manager), CJ Zebley (paddling and mix manager), Edwin Williams (construction manager), Zach Zervas, Tim Garbarino, Doug Boyer, Nathan Barry, Santiago Uribe, Chris Magruder, Steven Kreeley, Melissa Wong, Ashley Rodriguez, Jordan Shepard, Ece Koch, Amanda Ngov, Mohd Shafi Sattar Sunny, Colleen Hyde, Ryan Sweeney, Jesse Chladil, Alex Gagliardi and Nissan Cheng. The paddling team consists of: Nathan Barry, Tim Garbarino, Colleen Hyde, Jaclyn Raciti, Ashley Rodriguez, Jordan Shepard, Santiago Uribe, and CJ Zebley. The team’s faculty advisor is Dr. Joseph Martin.
Given their second place standing, the Steel Bridge team will compete at the 2012 National Student Steel Bridge Competition, on May 25-26 at Clemson University in Clemson, S.C. Although the Concrete Canoe team also placed second overall at Lafayette, competition rules do not make the team eligible to compete at the National Concrete Canoe competition.
Both Steel Bridge and Concrete Canoe team members dedicate immeasurable amounts of time and effort towards the conceptualization and execution of their designs. These team members are also very active advocates for the CAEE Department and the College of Engineering, frequently presenting their accomplishments to prospective students and university visitors.