This year, BYU was able to host the annual ASCE Rocky Mountain Region Student Conference on April 8-9th, 2021.
Over 100 students from 13 different Universities located throughout the mountain west were able to participate in various engineering and design competitions. These competitions included classics such as Concrete Canoe, Pre-design, Surveying, as well as both a Technical and Non-Technical paper. Additionally this year, BYU was selected by ASCE to host a new pilot competition called the Blue Sky Innovation Contest, which focuses students on solving real problems that could face future mega- or floating cities. The many volunteer judges were enthusiastic about the results of each competition, as the differing student teams were able to present their work and creativity at the conference, which was hosted virtually.
The schools which participated in the conference were:
- University of New Mexico
- South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
- Brigham Young University
- University of Wyoming
- Colorado School of Mines
- New Mexico State University
- Colorado State University
- Utah State University
- University of Colorado Boulder
- New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology
- Southern Utah University
- The University of British Columbia
- Colorado Mesa University
The students representing BYU's Civil Engineering Department did extremely well in the conference, taking home 5 trophies, and placing 2nd overall in the conference! Congratulations Cougars!
The Civil Engineering Department would also like to recognize students Max Barnes and Natalie Gray for their efforts in planning the conference. They worked tirelessly to ensure that everything worked perfectly for the conference.
Also, the BYU ASCE Student Chapter would like to thank Dr. Brett Borup for his years of service as the chapter's Faculty Advisor. Dr. Borup is retiring this summer, and will be missed. His many contributions of both time and talent have surely left a mark on countless numbers of Civil Engineering Students over his 27 years of service. Thank you Dr. Borup, and congratulations on your retirement!