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The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) student chapter at Missouri S&T was awarded the 2022 ASCE Distinguished Chapter Award for Region 7, which includes Wyoming, Colorado, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Iowa and Missouri. S&T also received a national ASCE Significant Improvement Award. The ASCE Committee on Student Members recommended S&T for the awards based on activities in the chapter’s 2021 annual report.
“ASCE offers our students opportunities for professional development, social and service events, and community partnerships as well as scholarships,” says Dr. Joel Burken, chair of civil, architectural and environmental engineering and faculty advisor for S&T’s ASCE student chapter. “ASCE also conducts the steel bridge and concrete canoe international competitions that S&T students compete in each year. I am proud of what the students in our chapter have accomplished. This is well-deserved recognition.”
ASCE sponsors nearly 300 student chapters in the U.S., including 25 in Region 7. Internationally, ASCE has more than 400 student chapters and nearly 32,000 student members.
“Having served as an ASCE student chapter faculty advisor for 26 years, I appreciate the hard work and professional dedication of the officers and chapter members at Missouri S&T which led to this recognition,” says Dr. Dennis Truax, national ASCE president. “I had a chance to visit in 2021, and I was impressed with the S&T Team. I am proud of them for persevering during these difficult times of the pandemic, and these accolades are acknowledgement of their success. Keep up the great work, Miners.”