Other activities that the UI ASCE Student Chapter has participated in at recent regional competitions include concrete bocce ball (St. Martin's, 2006), concrete snowshoes (UAF, 2007), a geotechnical competition (St. Martin's, 2006 and Portland State, 2008) and concrete curling (UofAlaska, 2011). The concrete events are an annual competition - as with other activities, the hosting school selects the objects to be constructed and the judging criteria. Past concrete events have included concrete skis, concrete frisbee, and concrete horseshoes.
Here are a few of the pictures from the concrete curling stone competition that University of Alaska hosted in the 2011 competition:
The geotechnical competition is a relativley new event and it has not been decided if it will become an annual conference event. In the 2006 contest at St. Martin's University, students had to construct a retaining wall for a 1' x 1' x 3' box out of construction paper and tape. The wall had to retain its shape when the box was filled with sand and also when a 50 pound load was placed on top of the sand. The 2008 competition was very similar, except that the box had slightly larger dimensions. The UI placed 1st in the 2006 and 2008 geotechnical competitions.
See below for pictures from the concrete snowshoe, concrete bocce ball, and geotechnical events.
ASCE Golf Scramble
The University of Idaho ASCE hosted a golf scramble on September 21, 2007 at the University of Idaho Golf Course. The format was a 9 hole 4 person scramble. Four teams participated, and prizes were given for first place, last place, longest drive (men and women), and closest to the pin (men and women). Members of the winning team are Dr. Stan Miller, Dr. S. Jung, Dr. Thomas Weaver, and Don (Macgyver) Parks. Long drive winners were Dr. S. Jung and Kristyn Scott; closest to the pin winners were Alexander Mockos and Kristyn Scott. See below for pictures.
2007 University of Idaho Homecoming Parade
2007 is the centennial for the University of Idaho College of Engineering. To help celebrate this monumental event, engineering student organizations were asked to create floats for the homecoming parade. The theme for the UI ASCE float is "Building America's Infrastructure," and included construction workers building a bridge and surveyors planning out the route for a new road. See below for pictures of the float.
University of Idaho ASCE Student Chapter: Other Activities