Texas Tech ASCE J.H Murdough Student Chapter Update
This year was the first year that the Texas Tech ASCE J.H Murdough Student Chapter held a Casino Night as a fundraiser. After seeing a huge success, the organization plans on hosting one every year. With a fancy dinner, photo station, gambling, and great prizes, we hope to attract more students AND professionals next semester! (Date has been set to October 4th! Come support us and then attend the TTU vs. OSU game the next day!) A golf tournament and a skeet shoot are planned for next year too, so watch out for our announcements over social media and email.
Elizabeth Hall and Eva Schexnider had the opportunity to help a high school student, Riley Stokes, with her high school science fair project. Her project was based on roadway concrete mixes ,and the two members helped Riley design a mix that they thought would surpass her desired compressive strength. Riley ended up winning first place in her grade and advancing State!
The Timber Bridge team was successful in the testing of their bridge this year. Their design involved a deck and a beautifully built truss system. The Concrete Canoe team traveled down to South Padre for the ASCE Texas Student Symposium. Sadly, the canoe did not make the trip. However, this didn’t stop the team from helping other schools and getting the most out of the trip. Our Blue Sky team was awarded 3rd place overall at Symposium. We also won 3rd place in Concrete Bowling as well. The most important award that we won, however, was the Keith McBride’s Spirit of the Competition award for concrete canoe. Our chapter is very proud of our students who attended the symposium for their hard work and hope that future attendees continue representing Texas Tech in this same way.
Lastly, we would like to congratulate Eva Schexnider, who was awarded the Civil Engineering Outstanding Student Award this year. She was awarded this largely because of her leadership and involvement in our chapter. We would also like to congratulate her as she prepares to graduate in a few weeks. We are proud of what you accomplished in our chapter and cant wait to see what else you do.