ASCE student conferences, competitions embrace the virtual

There was a moment of quiet after the University of Illinois Urbana–Champaign concrete canoe team completed their presentation during the recent virtual Great Lakes Student Conference.

“I wish we had a soundtrack to play with applause,” one of the judges, Arielle Malinowski, joked.

Yes, the student conferences are a little different this spring, hosted by different colleges’ and universities’ ASCE student chapters as virtual events. But the conferences are succeeding in the new format – particularly after many of last spring’s events were canceled outright at the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The UIUC team executed an excellent presentation

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