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St. Lawrence College Civil Engineering Technology victory at local competition

2014-02-10

St. Lawrence College Civil Engineering Technology students won against engineering students from Queen’s University at the annual Feb Fest Snow Sculpture competition in Kingston's Confederation Park. Our students have now claimed the top prize 3 out of 4 times, beating teams from Queen's University and RMC with their winning snow sculptures.  One of our students even got a job offer after the judging on Friday.

Student teams worked in shifts of 10 people maximum, took part in the 24 hour building competition. Three professional engineers judged the entries based on criteria such as creativity, incorporation of engineering principles, presentation and team spirit/morale. The structures must be able to stand on their own, and be safe for children to play in and on. The design of the structure was tied directly to course work, and provided excellent hands-on experiential learning.

Materials also generously donated by Atkinson (BMP) Home Hardware, and the team was fueled through the 24 hours with terrific chili prepared compliments of Chef Thomas Elia and the Culinary Program. The prize of $500 will be used for future extra-curricular program activities.

View the CKWS news story here: http://www.ckwstv.com/2014/02/07/snow-sculpture-competition/

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