Louisiana Tech team wins second at 2023 ASCE Student Championships

Jun 22, 2023 | Engineering and Science, General News, Research, Students

Louisiana Tech University’s student chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers Sustainable Solutions Team won second place at the 2023 American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Student Championships.

The team, led by May 2023 graduates Rose Emery (Chemical Engineering) of Maurepas and Amanda Gordon (Civil Engineering) of Covington, redesigned a downtown area to increase accessibility, multimodal transport, and sustainable education.

Rising junior and 2024 team leader, Alec Gatewood of Smackover, Arkansas, says he looks forward to working with the team to develop environmentally focused engineering solutions for next year.

“I am excited to see what the prompt for next year’s competition holds and can not wait to brainstorm sustainable ideas with another group of talented people,” Gatewood said. “What will be even more exciting is making those ideas a reality through teamwork. Above all else, I can not wait to work with and recruit students from across Louisiana Tech to instill a lasting mindset that prioritizes environmentally conscious engineering solutions.”

Along with Emery, Gordon, and Gatewood, May 2023 graduate Yun In Jeung (Architectural Studies) of Geong Sang Nam Do, South Korea, and rising sophomore Ashtyne Monceaux (Civil Engineering) of Crowley showcased immense talent and dedication while representing the team on the national stage this year.

The Louisiana Tech Concrete Canoe team also showed off their skills at the championships, winning seventh place overall.

Each year, students in the ASCE apply real-world engineering techniques in design, sustainability, building, and surveying for regional and international competitions. The organization is open to students from any major. If you’re interested in joining the organization, contact faculty advisor Dr. Elizabeth Matthews.