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SLC Civil Engineering students ready to compete

SLC Civil Engineering Technology students will defend their winning title at the Feb Fest Snow Sculpture competition in Kingston's Confederation Park. Last year, our students beat teams from Queen's University and RMC with their winning bridge sculpture, the Clifton Bridge, North Somerset, England.

Sixty students will take part in the 24 hour building competition starting at noon on Feb. 4 and ending at noon on Feb. 5. Three professional engineers will judge the entries based on criteria such as creativity, incorporation of engineering principles, presentation and team spirit/morale. The theme this year is the Olympics. The teams will model their structures after an Olympic sport or theme and are encouraged to be creative with their design. The structures must be able to stand on their own, and be safe for children to play in and on.

"We're ready to start," said team leader, Danielle Cardoza, a second year student in the Civil Engineering Technology program. "We've been working on our plans for quite a while now and are looking forward to getting out there and winning!"

Food will be provided for the all night effort by Chef Thomas Elia and the students in the Culinary program. Building materials were generously donated by Atkinson Home Building Centre.