Jasmine Leonas

Mines team places first overall in ASCE regional competition

Concrete Canoe, Surveying teams heading to nationals
Concrete Canoe team 2024

Colorado School of Mines students excelled at the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) regional competition, and the team was named overall symposium champions. 

Leading the way was Mines’ Concrete Canoe team and the Surveying team, both of which won first place and a bid to nationals in their respective events.

The Concrete Canoe team included Inga Almgren, Nick Beckman, Nathan Commissariat, Julie Friedman, Riley Miller and Jeremiah Vaille. The Surveying team included Trudi Paetzold, Caleb Ramsey, Tyler Worley and Gabe Zavala.

Mines sent 44 competitors to the ASCE Rocky Mountain Student Symposium at the University of Wyoming in Laramie from April 18 to 20. 

Along with the success of the Concrete Canoe and Surveying teams, Mines students did well in other competitions at the same event. Here are some of the other Mines competitors who scored highly:

  • Technical Paper – Maddie Fox (first place)
  • Timber Strong – Allison Bean, Rebecca Fox, Belle Goetz, Ben Idler, Logan Koenig, Emerson Lewan, Lindsey Nenne, Annie Osmun, Giovanni Ramirez, Hannah Rhude and Benji Rizzi (first place)
  • Steel Bridge – Mason Andrews, Zach Bogle, Brock Ewing, Rodney Gregg, Wayne Moeck and Aaron Nelson (second place)

Mines also competed in the Sustainable Solutions and Non-Technical Paper categories. The teams were accompanied to the competition by Teaching Associate Professor Hongyan Liu, Professor Linda Figueroa, Laboratory Coordinator Kate Spangler, Teaching Assistant Professor Cara Phillips and adjunct faculty members Garrett Erickson and Greg Proulx. Teaching Associate Professor Jeffrey Holley serves as the Mines ASCE team adviser.

The Concrete Canoe and Surveying teams will compete at the national ASCE Civil Engineering Student Championships, being held June 20-22 at Brigham Young University.

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Jasmine Leonas

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