Thursday, February 12, 2015

Student concrete competition of Ecuador

Last Friday, students from the Civil Engineering department of Universidad San Francisco de Quito, competed in national concrete student competition of Ecuador. My two concrete colleagues and I were involved as tutors of the two groups of students, and I'm very proud to announce that one team won the first place in the category of highest capacity to lowest cost for a beam reinforced with FRP bars. This achievement is even more impressive given that we only officially opened our tiny concrete lab in November, and we're missing way more equipment than we have...

The next step is to prepare for the international competition in Kansas City in the second week of April. Cross your fingers and send us some buckets of elbow grease, please!

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