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Montana Tech Places 1st in Surveying at 2016 ASCE Pacific Northwest Student Conference


On April 7-9, 2016, the Montana Tech American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Student Chapter attended the 2016 ASCE Pacific Northwest Student Conference hosted by the University of Idaho. This year’s event, held in Moscow, Idaho, saw student teams from 19 universities of the five ASCE Pacific Northwest Region states, which included Idaho, Washington, Oregon, Montana and Alaska, as well as Canada. Montana Tech’s Team competed with all other student teams and placed 1st in the Surveying Competition. Team members included: Spencer VanWichen and Kaden Bedwell.

The American Society of Civil Engineers Student Chapter at Montana Tech was founded in 2003. ASCE represents more than 150,000 members of the civil engineering profession in 177 countries. Founded in 1852, the society was created to disseminate information among engineers who were building the roads, canals, bridges and railroads of a young nation. ASCE is the nation’s oldest engineering society.

The team is thankful for the assistance from the mining department for providing the equipment used in the surveying competition and for the valuable support from the general engineering department and ASCE Montana Section.

For further information about this event, please contact Lei Wang, faculty advisor of ASCE at 406-496-4771.