Virginias Student Chapter Roundup

The student chapter awards were announced on April 19, 2021 and our Virginia Section Student Chapters received some major compliments. Virginia Military Institute (VMI) received the Certificate of Commendation, which only 5% of the Student Chapters received this nomination.

Old Dominion University and University of Virginia received Honorable Mention. This award is given to the top third of Student Chapters, based on their Annual Report score.

Congratulations to our student chapters and all of their hard work through the 2020-2021 school year.

2021 Virginias Student Conference

The 2021 Virginias Student Conference was held this year virtually by Fairmont State University, which is located in West Virginia. Eight out of the 14 schools totaling 97 students attended the student conference and competed in various competitions, ranging from Concrete Canoe, Infrastructure Trivia, Civil Engineering Jeopardy, Surveying, and Sustainable Solutions. The Virginia Section hosted the Marr Technical Paper and Hardy Cross Oratory Competitions.

All of the Virginia Section student chapters attended the Virginias Conference and were very successful. For awards, in the engineering scavenger hunt, Hailey Dews of UVA won 2nd overall for the individual category and UVA took 1st place in the Team category.  In Engineering Jeopardy, VMI took 2nd place.  In sustainable solutions, UVA took 1st place. VT swept 1st place in both the Hardy Cross Oratory and Marr Paper Competitions.  And now for the exciting news….after a 16 year stranglehold on the Concrete Canoe competition, Fairmont State University did not win the concrete canoe competition for the VA Conference.  Congratulations to Virginia Tech for the 1st place win in concrete canoe and will be representing the VA Student conference. Please congratulate our student chapters for all of their hard work and success!

Thanks to Fairmont State for being gracious hosts and hosting during these difficult times. And even though we weren’t together, the student comradery still shined through. VMI will be the hosts for the 2022 Virginias Student Conference, tentatively scheduled for early April 2022.