2014 Robert Ridgway Award

The Brigham Young University student chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) received the 2014 Robert Ridgway Award for the most outstanding student chapter. The BYU student chapter was selected from a field of over 300 colleges and universities from across the United States and more than 15 other countries.

 

The BYU student chapter has more than 220 members, but almost every student in the department had a part in making this award possible. During the year the chapter held 35 technical meetings, organized 8 fieldtrips, sponsored 13 social activities, and hosted a meeting of the local branch of ASCE. Student leaders of the chapter participated in an ASCE sponsored leadership training workshop in Sacramento, California. The chapter participated in a number of community service projects including the restoration of the Rivoli theater in Springville, Utah, a high school balsawood bridge building competition, a blood drive, and a clothing drive for families in Mongolia. Students donated more than 2,000 hours of service to these and other projects during the year. This service also earned the chapter a letter of recognition for community service from ASCE.

The BYU student chapter has been recognized as the distinguished chapter in ASCE’s region 8 and one of the four finalists for the Ridgway Award for the past 9 years. It’s great to finally bring the award home.

The BYU student chapter has been recognized as the distinguished chapter in ASCE’s region 8 and one of the four finalists for the Ridgway Award for the past 9 years. It’s great to finally bring the award home.