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Old Dominion Hosts Three-State Student Civil Engineering Conference

More than 400 students, staff and faculty members representing 14 universities in three states will be at Old Dominion University March 30 to April 1 for the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) 2017 Virginias' conference.

Students will take part in nine events across the Old Dominion campus, including steel bridge and environmental and transportation competitions. There will also be a concrete canoe competition Saturday, April 1 in First Landing State Park in Virginia Beach.

The event is hosted by the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering in ODU's Frank Batten College of Engineering and Technology. Old Dominion students have been preparing entries in each of the competitions for several months, said Rafael Landaeta, associate dean of the college.

Ted Henifin, general manager of the Hampton Roads Sanitation District and a registered professional engineer in Virginia, will deliver the keynote address at the ASCE conference.

The conference is sponsored by Pennoni, Crowder Construction Co., WRA and the Virginia Department of Transportation. For more information, see the conference website.

The American Society of Civil Engineers represents more than 150,000 members of the civil engineering profession in 177 countries. Founded in 1852, ASCE is the nation's oldest engineering society.

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