Engineers Without Borders
A group of CEE students and professional engineers from the UNR Chapter of Engineers Without Borders (EWB) is planning to return to Itpatrica, Brazil to begin implementation of a wastewater collection and treatment system for a small community that currently has no system for wastewater collection, treatment, or disposal. Based on a site assessment performed in August 2008, the group has designed a sewer system that will deliver wastewater to a series of treatment lagoons followed by a constructed wetland system. The assistance of professional engineers at ECO:LOGIC who reviewed the proposed design of the system is gratefully acknowledged. For more information about UNR EWB, please contact Keith Dennett at email@example.com or (775) 784-4056.
A group of CEE students from UNR and members of the Sparks Sunrise Centennial Rotary Club traveled to Zacapa, Gautemala in March and July 2008. The group assisted with improvements at the local water treatment facility that increased treatment capacity by 50%. The group also designed and installed equipment at another water intake structure in the mountains to minimize the quantity of sand entering the piping system. The group also helped with the installation of a solar powered well pump in a community that has no electric power service. Another group of CEE students is currently preparing a detailed design of a wastewater treatment system for the town of Zacapa (population 75,000). The town currently has no wastewater treatment and raw sewage discharges directly into the river. For more information about these projects, please contact Keith Dennett at firstname.lastname@example.org or (775) 784-4056.
UNR alumni have also been very active in international engineering outreach. For example, David Levine (CEE 2006), is very active in VIDA (Volunteers for International Development and Aid) outreach efforts to Africa, and has been featured on the loca news. Visit http://www.thevida.org/news/ to see a news story about David's work.
For more information, visit Engineers Without Borders
ASCE & AGC
Who we are:
The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and the Associated General Contractors (AGC) Student Chapter is composed of Civil and Environmental Engineering students. We are a society that emphasizes networking, educating the community about our profession, and applying classroom knowledge to real world situations. We hold monthly meetings, take part in competitions, and provide fun events throughout the year.
Each year students also help out in the community through activities such as: The Mt. Rose Career Day, Habitat for Humanity, and ACE High School Education.
We try to hold chapter meetings about every three weeks where free lunch is provided. At meetings you can meet other engineering students, talk to professionals, and win various giftcards! Look for ASCE/AGC fliers in the engineering buildings and visit our website to keep up to date with the happenings!
Major ASCE Projects organized, designed, and implemented by the ASCE student chapter include:
SEISMIC COMPETITION PHOTOS
The University of Nevada, Reno is the 2008 Concrete Canoe National Champion! Beating over 22 teams in National Competition, including teams such as UC Berkeley, UCLA, University of Florida, and University of Wisconsin-Madison.
After four intense years the University of Nevada, Reno is finally the National Champion. We took top honors at Nationals in Montreal, Canada and hope to continue excellence in this competition. There is no better way to learn about concrete batching, reinforcement, and many specialized aspects of your degree than through this competition. Open for everyone, feel free to drop by the ASCE/AGC office on the first floor of SEM and check it out! [Map]
Concrete Canoe Press Releases:
We look forward to an exciting year as we will be hosting the regional competition this year. This year we have a great team captain with many ideas. We hope to bring back our steel bridge as UNR has also been national champions before in 1999. This competition will help students apply math, software, and engineering skills to build a scale size functioning steel bridge that will be load tested.
This competition consists of a scenario that is developed in which you are forced to have to build a water filtering system with everyday items. Who wants to purify some high quality H2O?