April 28, 1999
Competing against big name civil engineering programs across South Carolina, North Carolina, and Georgia, The Citadel placed first overall in the 37th Annual American Society of Civil Engineering (ASCE) Carolinas Conference. In the results released Saturday, The Citadel, with a score of 106.875, finished more than 10 points ahead of the second team.
Thirty-five cadets from the civil and environmental engineering department at The Citadel traveled to Greensboro, N.C. to take part in the conference April 9-11. The categories for the competition were the oral presentation, the concrete beam, the concrete canoe, the steel bridge, the balsa wood bridge, and the mystery design. Opposing teams were Clemson, Duke, Georgia Tech, North Carolina A&T, North Carolina State, Trident Technical College, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and the University of South Carolina.
Cadet Frank Powers won first place in the oral presentation, and cadet teams won second place in three categoriesthe steel bridge, the balsa wood bridge, and the mystery design. The Citadel placed fourth in the concrete beam and fifth in the concrete canoe. Placement in the steel bridge competition qualified cadets to compete in the national competition which will be held in Anchorage, Alaska May 26-31.
The 1999 conference marks the first time in the history of The Citadels participation that the college finished in the top three.