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Swanson Student Awarded First Place in Nationwide ASCE Competition

Senior undergraduate civil engineering student, Ross Volkwein, obtained the first place in the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) nationwide Student Technical Paper Competition. Ross Volkwein prepared an 8-page manuscript of the research he is carrying out as a part of Professor Jorge Abad′s research group. His award included a cash prize as well as travel to the EWRI Congress in May 2011, when his award will be presented to him.

The World Environmental & Water Resources Congress is a technical program which enables professionals in the environmental and water fields to meet and discuss topics pertaining to their respective fields of study. The 2011 World Environmental & Water Resources Congress will focus on "Bearing Knowledge for Sustainability".

Student attendees are encouraged to participate in the student portion of the event which includes activities and competitions. All members of an ASCE Student Chapter were eligible to submit a 6-8 page paper for the Student Technical Paper Competition on the subject matter of anything related to the technical aspect to environmental or water resources engineering. Graduate and undergraduates participated in two separate categories. Five students in each category were awarded.

Contact: Paul Kovach