Pau-Wa-Lu students do well in design contest |

Pau-Wa-Lu students do well in design contest

Staff Reports
Advisor Sue McReavy, Rebecca Gneiting, Sydney Kearney and Andrew Voss.
Special to The R-C |

Pau-Wa-Lu Middle School student Sydney Kearney won first place in the Capital Branch of the American Society of Civil Engineers’ 10th annual West Point Bridge Design contest.

The event challenges middle and high school students to design a bridge using a computer program created by the West Point Military Academy.

“The goal is to introduce students to engineering in a fun atmosphere of friendly competition,” organizers said.

ASCE awards to teams from each participating school a first place $50 cash prize. One team from each school is then invited to participate in the final competition where additional cash prizes are awarded.

Pau-Wa-Lu has been a longtime proponent of this educational outreach program and was one of 13 participating schools this year. In addition to the first place ASCE prize, Pau-Wa-Lu also supported the event by awarding second and third place gift cards of $25 and $15.

The event was sponsored by Lumos & Associates and R.O. Anderson Engineering, Inc. Resource Concepts, Inc. hosted the final round competition.

For more information contact Sue McReavy with R.O. Anderson Engineering, Inc., at 782-2322.