April 18, 2018

Media advisory: Civil engineering conference set for SIU this week

Reporters, photographers and news crews are welcome to cover the Midcontinent Student Conference of the American Society of Civil Engineers, which includes several design-and-build competitions, this week at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

The conference runs Thursday-Saturday. It is one of 18 such student conferences nationwide this year and includes the steel bridge, concrete canoe and GeoWall contests, among the many other events. The contests challenge the teams’ design, teamwork, fabrication and other skills. 

About 16 teams from the region will compete this year. Along with the competitions, the conference will include business meetings, paper presentations, social activities and an awards banquet and will allow SIU to highlight its programs for students interested in earning a degree in engineering

For more information, contact Mansor Sufran at mssufran@siu.edu.