CONTACT: GARY GALLUZZO
100 Old Public Library
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0009; fax (319) 384-0024
Release: March 21, 2001
UI engineering students qualify for national bridge-building
IOWA CITY, Iowa --
(Student name) of (hometown), a University of Iowa College of
Engineering student, will participate in the 2001 edition of the National
Steel Bridge Competition May 25-26 at Clemson University, South Carolina.
This is the fifth consecutive year the UI student
chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) has qualified for
the national contest. This year's invitation came by way of a third-place
finish at the ASCE Midwest Regional Conference on March 2-3 at the University
of Iowa. The UI ASCE bridge-building team included chair Josh Shippy and construction
team members Jack Burnham, Nate Carhoff, Viviana Lit, James Mitchell, Kerry
Romack, Tim Rudzianski and Mark Scannell. Allen Bradley, associate professor
of civil and environmental engineering, serves as faculty advisor for the
ASCE student chapter.
The competition calls for teams to design and construct
a 22-foot-long steel bridge as light as possible, yet able to support a load
of 2,500 pounds with minimal deflection. The bridges are judged in such categories
as weight, aesthetics, construction time, and lateral and vertical deflection.
The UI team is supported by contributions from private
industry, the College of Engineering, and the University of Iowa Student Government.
EDITOR: Students are listed alphabetically by hometown.
DUBUQUE: Mark Scannell, Josh Shippy.
IOWA CITY: Kerry Romack, Tim Rudzianski, Viviana Lit.
LOCKRIDGE: Jack Burnham.
SPERRY: Nate Carhoff.
TINLEY PARK: James Mitchell.