The awards banquet was held at the Pima Air & Space Museum in Tucson, Arizona. USC placed top three in 7 categories, placing 3rd overall in the conference.
In the Steel Bridge competition, teams race against the clock to assemble their bridge. All bridge members must be within a restricted size, and the rules have specific guidelines for connections. This year’s teams pulled off an impressive assembly procedure including a dramatic rotation of the bridge structural in order to optimize the speed.
Even though our geowall failed this year, we are still very proud of all the work our team put into the project. Teams are given 15 min to construct the wall then 20 min to fill the box with sand. One wall of the box is removed, and a paper wall must hold the sand in place.
This year’s “Spongeball” bowling ball was a crowd favorite at the competition. It is our roundest concrete bowling ball to date!
Our Ultimate Frisbee team, including members of USC’s Ultimate club, practiced throughout the year with their hard work paying off. Our team won first place!
This year’s mystery event was a relay trivia race. We won first in the competition!
On the 2nd day of PSWC is the Concrete Canoe Race Competition. We competed in the following races:
- Men’s Endurance/Slalom (time-based)
- Women’s Endurance/Slalom
- Men’s Sprints (Heats, Small & Big Finals)
- Women’s Sprints
- Co-ed Double-sprints (4-person)
We are so proud of our paddlers!
The surveying team worked hard with total station to measure the distance between two land points and estimate the elevation of a distant object.
The environmental team created a water filter for their competition. They gave a formal presentation and then tested their filter in removing specific chemicals from a given sample of water.