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by Sarah D'Iorio
Published May 11, 2015
The University at Buffalo (UB) Student Chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) has been awarded the 2015 ASCE Distinguished Chapter Award for Region 1, which recognizes UB as the most outstanding student organization among the 48 student chapters in its region.
The UB ASCE Student Chapter was recommended for the award by ASCE's Committee on Student Members based on the activities recorded in the chapter's 2014 Annual Report.
"We are honored to have been selected as Distinguished Student Chapter for 2015," said Anna Kelting, UB ASCE Student Chapter President. "We set multiple solid goals for the year and it is incredibly satisfying to have our successes and efforts recognized by ASCE."
Formed in 1964, the UB ASCE Student Chapter currently has a membership of appoximately 110 students. The chapter belongs to Region 1, which includes New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine, and Puerto Rico.
“At UB, the chapter is vibrant and extremely active, with excellent student leadership offering frequent social and volunteer activities for its members year-round,” said Todd Snyder, who has served as UB ASCE’s Faculty Advisor since 2006. “The UB chapter is also very active and successful in the regional and national competitions of concrete canoe, steel bridge and seismic design.”
Snyder also credits the Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering; the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences; and university for providing the support and resources, such as dedicated project space, that allow the UB ASCE Student Chapter to operate at a high level.
In addition to receiving the Distinguished Chapter Award for Region 1, which will be formally presented at a future date by the Region 1 Director, the UB ASCE Student Chapter received the 2014 Outstanding Student Chapter Award from the ASCE New York State Council. Rick Kotecki, President of the ASCE Buffalo Section, presented the award to representatives of UB ASCE on behalf of the ASCE NYS Council in Buffalo on May 6, 2015.
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