Western Engineering students take three top prizes at CSCE conference

Western Engineering News | June 15, 2012

Western Engineering students took home three awards at the 2012 Canadian Society for Civil Engineering (CSCE) Conference held in Edmonton June 6-9.

The Western Society for Civil Engineering was awarded the President's Award as the 2011-12 best CSCE student chapter. Phil Santana, BESc.'12 (Civil), co-President of the WSCE for 2011-12, accepted the award on behalf of the student chapter. This is the fourth time Western has received this recognition.

Matthew van Riesen, BESc.'12 (Civil), won the student undergraduate competition for his presentation on "Effect of tornado wind speeds on typical traffic signs." The presentation was based on his undergraduate thesis project supervised by Civil and Environmental professor Gregory Kopp.

Master's student Trevor Scott received second place in the graduate competition for papers in the 3rd International Structural Specialty Conference. His paper, entititled "Deteriorated Reinforced Concrete Bridge Girders with Exposed Flexural Reinforcement," was co-authored by Civil and Environmental Engineering professor Mike Bartlett.

As well, it was announced London's bid to host the 2016 CSCE Annual Conference was accepted. Western PhD candidate Tom Mara is chair of the London and District Section responsible for presenting the winning bid.

The theme of the 2012 CSCE Conference was "Leadership in Sustainable Infrastructure." For more information on the program, visit the website.

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