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Engineering students compete in steel, concrete design challenges


The following is from the April 11, 2016, edition of The Daily Toreador.

April 13, 2016

By Jennifer Romero 
La Vida Editor

Engineering students from Texas and Mexico met Thursday through Saturday at the Texas-Mexico Regional American Society of Civil Engineers Student Symposium and competed to see which engineering designs would withstand rigorous testing and come out on top.

Eva Schexnider, a sophomore civil engineering major from Houston, said the Texas Tech ASCE chapter has been preparing to host the symposium for a year and a half. Twenty universities from Texas and Mexico attended the symposium, Schexnider said, as well as Louisiana Tech because its competition was flooded out. . .

Texas A&M placed first in the steel bridge competition and Southern Methodist University took second.

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