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Record number of high school students compete in annual bridge challenge

Mar. 2, 2020—The sound of a small basswood bridge failing under a heavy load is more of a whimper than a bang. The snap is audible but subtle, and Jessica Baker listened intently for it dozens of times Saturday. Jessica, a junior at Blackman High School in Murfreesboro, was among a record number of Middle Tennessee students...

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Creativity, curiosity, community on display during E-Week 2018

Feb. 25, 2018—New events, student organizations, and challenges highlighted E-Week 2018, a lineup designed to spark interest in engineering and remind students what got them excited about studying engineering in the first place. The Engineering Council, which pulls the week together each year, added daily scavenger hunts with prizes on Snapchat. Themed Entertainment Association at Vanderbilt, a new...

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Campus ASCE chapter invites Hillsboro students to ‘Dream Big’

Dec. 6, 2017—Engineers have made possible incredible achievements – from Shanghai Tower to solar cars, from an ancient rope bridge to underwater robots, from the Great Wall of China to smart cities. The common denominator is not math or science. It’s imagination. That’s the message the Vanderbilt ASCE Chapter shared with more than 60 Hillsboro High School...

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ASCE team wins 3 contests at civil engineering conference

Mar. 27, 2017—In a cornhole tournament, 1/16th of an inch can make all the difference. Especially when the board is made of concrete and the players take their game seriously. The Vanderbilt chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) handily won the concrete cornhole challenge at 2017 ASCE Southeast Student Conference, hosted recently by Florida...

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ASCE Industry Career Night draws 22 companies seeking ‘the best of the best’

Feb. 3, 2017—Twenty-two companies drew a crowd to the atrium in Featheringill Hall on Feb. 2, as engineering majors learned more about whether they might be a good fit for available jobs. It was the American Society of Civil Engineers Industry Career Night, the largest one yet, said Lori Troxel, associate professor of the practice of civil...

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Senior juggles three majors, values Opportunity Vanderbilt

Sep. 21, 2016—Jacqueline Machesky represents just one of the nearly 9,000 students whose lives have been changed by the Opportunity Vanderbilt financial aid initiative. Oldest sister, Vanderbilt student, steel bridge builder. These are just a few of the hats that senior Jacqueline Machesky wears. During her time on campus, she’s been fascinated by the annual steel bridge...

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Glencliff High sweeps ASCE bridge competition in 7 out of last 8 years

Mar. 1, 2016—There’s not a lot of drama reflected in little plaques adorning the grand-prize trophy for Nashville’s largest high school-level bridge competition. They show the award has lived at Glencliff High School for five years, then took a brief trip to Montgomery Bell Academy. But when the newest ones are added, they’ll chart the trophy’s journey...

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Glencliff High sweeps Saturday’s ASCE Nashville Bridge Building Contest

Mar. 2, 2015—No sound pierces like the first creak from a model bridge struggling under the weight of concrete — a silent crowd waiting to see how much it holds before breaking into pieces. But that’s all part of the fun at the annual American Society of Civil Engineers Nashville Bridge Building Competition, which was held Saturday...

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