Since our last update, the ASCE Student Chapter at Texas Tech University has been busy with fundraising events and preparing for competitions. This semester, we hosted both a Trap and Skeet Shoot as well as a Casino Night. Both events were successful and a blast to attend. Two of our officers even learned how to shoot for the first time at the Trap and Skeet Shoot!
Our Chapter President, Andrew White, attended CECON down in San Marcos in September and got to attend different seminars and talk with professionals. He attended the conference the year before as well and was able to gain even more experience and continue networking.
Speaking of CECON, did you know our former Chapter President and recent graduate, Eva Schexnider, was recognized at the CECON Casino Royale Gala & Texas Section Awards Ceremony for receiving ASCE’s 2019 Student Leadership Award? The Texas Tech ASCE Student Chapter decided to give her our own reward in order to congratulate her at our Casino Night.
With rules out for both our Concrete Canoe and Timber Bridge teams, we have begun our design processes. The Timber Bridge team is working on narrowing down a new and creative design compared to last year. The Concrete Canoe team has been researching material and coming up with a new mix that will be successful. They have also begun working on their theme, Techanic, after the Titanic. We decided on this theme in order to be humorous because of our failures over the past few years. Both teams are excited to begin the construction process and look forward to seeing what kind of products they produce this year.
Our chapter looks forward to the Student Symposium in the Spring, networking and growing as a student chapter, and continuing to benefit our members to grow technically and professionally.