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  • April 21
    The Concrete Canoe team will be competing in this year’s competition to take place on April 21, 2012.
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  • March 31
    The Steel Bridge team is once again preparing for this year’s Steel Bridge Competition. The final bridge design is currently under construction.  The event is scheduled for March 31, 2012 at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
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  • February 17
    The club participates in many other activities both on- and off-campus throughout the year!
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  • January 20
    Student leaders, Bo Boynton and Maggie Jacques, attended a leadership workshop to help us improve our club.
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Merrimack to Host Summer Transportation Institute (STI) |June 30 - July 26, 2013

Professor Gary Spring will host a four-week-long intensive summer program for high school students sponsored by the U.S. Department of Transportation, Massachusetts Highway Department and Merrimack College.  The Institute seeks to aid in developing a diverse and robust workforce for the transportation industry by exposing 10th, 11th, and 12th grade high school students to transportation careers. 

6th Annual Civil Engineering Golf Tournament | May 10th

The ASCE Student Chapter and Civil Engineering Alumni Association hosted this year’s Merrimack Civil Engineering Golf Tournament at Far Corner Golf Course in West Boxford, MA.   This year, the event helped us to raise approximately $1,500 for our Fitzgerald Fund, which was established to support student activities and projects.   We are already planning our next year’s event scheduled for around the same time - May 9th.  Watch for more information.

Seniors Present Design Project 

This year’s civil engineering seniors worked with Tewksbury Town Facility Redesign.  Our partners are:  Engineering:  Michelle Jodar Stein, P.E. Town Engineer, Carlos Jaquez, Project Manager and Joseph Giuliano, Project Manager.  Public Works:  Brian Gilbert, Superintendent, Rick Spinal, Asst. Superintentent.  Community Development:  Steve Sadwick, Director, Ed Johnson, Building Commissioner, Kyle Boyd, Conservative Agent and Larry Gilbert, Fleet Maintenance Supervisor.  The seniors presented their design on April 26th.

Merrimack Steel Bridge Competition 

Our team competed in this year’s ASCE Northeast Regional Steel Bridge competition held at MIT on April 20th.   The competition is co-sponsored by the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) and the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). The annual competition involved the design and fabrication of a 20-foot long steel bridge that is judged based on a combination of aesthetics, performance, and cost.  This year Merrimack took fifth place in the Region!  Watch the video.

Merrimack Preparing for Concrete Canoe Competition

For the first time in 13 years, Merrimack College’s Concrete Canoe Team competed in the annual ASCE Concrete Canoe Competition at UMass Dartmouth.  The competition challenges students to design, build, and even race a canoe made entirely of concrete! (Yes, concrete can float!!)  We are proud that they competed and successfully completed the competition.  Watch the video

Haiti Project Medishare   

Through the efforts of Professor Marc Veletzos, we are planning to send 2 to 4 of our CE upperclassmen on a team to Haiti as part of the Campus-wide partnership with Project Medishare.  Our students will assess the water needs of a small village and design a delivery system for it. 



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