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BSC Student Team Wins Surveying Competition at Regional Civil Engineering Conference

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    Wednesday, April 11 2012
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    Jim Nelson/Media Relations - (304) 327-4103 jnelson@bluefieldstate.edu

(Bluefield)—A Bluefield State College student team won the "Surveying Category" competition at the recent American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Virginia Conference on the campus of Virginia Tech. The BSC ASCE student chapter defeated teams representing 13 other institutions of higher education from Virginia, West Virginia, and the Washington, DC area.

"The competition enabled our students to showcase their knowledge and skills on an equal platform against much larger schools," observed BSC ASCE faculty advisor, Kerry Stauffer (Associate Professor/Civil Engineering Technology). Other colleges and universities participating in the conference included Virginia Tech, the University of Virginia, Virginia Military Institute, George Mason University, George Washington University, Catholic University, Howard University, West Virginia University, Marshall University, Fairmont State University.

The BSC ASCE student chapter was represented by 15 students, who participated in Mini-Golf Design and Concrete Bowling categories in addition to the Surveying competition. "The ASCE competition allows BSC students to network with other college students having the same academic interests," noted Brandon Huffman, President of the BSC ASCE student chapter, "and it provides a great opportunity to apply what we learned in the classroom."

"There's no doubt that Bluefield State College students can compete with graduates from any university," Professor Stauffer continued. "Our students are making a positive difference in the engineering workforce and in the communities in which they live."