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.
On the last day of PSWC, University of Arizona hosted a talent show. USC ASCE competed with a beautiful music and dance performance. We’re so proud of our performers who won third place!
Guitar: Ethan Davidson
Vocals: Lucy Egbe
Dancers: Fred Lin and June Chew
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 task for this year’s impromptu event was to build an enclosure using as little material as possible. The structure had to fit 3 people. Our team was supplied only newspaper, tape, and scissors. USC ASCE’s structure was one of the smallest structures and surpassed the goal by fitting four members comfortably!
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!