The 2023 American Society of Civil Engineers Student Championships is an ASCE society-wide finals events for college students and teams competing in disciplines of Concrete Canoe, Surveying, and Sustainable Solutions competitions. The event is set to be hosted by the University of Wisconsin-Platteville from Saturday, June 10, 2023 to Monday, June 12, 2023 and will bring students and teams from universities all around the world.
Schedule of Public Events
Saturday, June 10: Display Day
|8 a.m.–noon||Canoe display set-up, weighing, and measuring||Sidewalk south of Doudna and Ullrich Halls|
|Noon–4 p.m.||Meet the sponsors||Northwest Patio, Markee Pioneer Student Center|
|1:30–5 p.m.||Canoe display judging||Sidewalk south of Doudna and Ullrich Halls|
|4–5:30 p.m.||Sustainable Solutions Poster Display||Heritage Hall, Markee Pioneer Student Center|
Sunday, June 11: Presentation Day
|7:30 a.m.–noon||Surveying Field tasks||West/North Lawns, Markee Pioneer Student Center|
|8 a.m.–noon||Concrete Canoe presentations||Brodbeck Concert Hall, Center for the Arts|
|10 a.m.–noon||Sustainable Solutions presentations||University Rooms, Markee Pioneer Student Center|
|1–2:30 p.m.||Surveying Field tasks||West/North Lawns, Markee Pioneer Student Center|
|1–4 p.m.||Sustainable Solutions presentations||University Rooms, Markee Pioneer Student Center|
|1–5 p.m.||Concrete Canoe presentations||Brodbeck Concert Hall, Center for the Arts|
Monday, June 12: Race Day
|8–10 a.m.||Sustainable Solutions event||UW-Platteville campus|
|8:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.||Sprint and Slalom races||Blackhawk Lake|
|2:15–3:30 p.m.||Petite and Grand Sprint finals||Blackhawk Lake|
|1–4 p.m.||Surveying Expo||Blackhawk Lake|
The University of Wisconsin-Platteville is in the city of Platteville, a friendly community nestled in the southwest corner of Wisconsin. UW-Platteville is a comprehensive, four-year public institution of higher education. UW-Platteville has a current enrollment of approximately 8,000 "Pioneers," of whom roughly half are engineers. Our students come from Wisconsin, across the United States, and around the world.
The UW-Platteville campus is accessible and conveniently located within walking distance to nearly all of Platteville’s amenities. The beautiful campus contains academic buildings, activity and involvement centers, residence and dining halls, and plenty of green space, including a park and disc golf course. UW-Platteville is considered one of the safest campuses in the nation.
Small classes, taught by professors, include practical hands-on learning, undergraduate research, and real-world experiences prepare students for the careers of tomorrow. UW-Platteville is known as a leader in science, technology, and engineering fields, with unique initiatives in forensic investigation, and renewable energy, among others.
About UW-Platteville’s ASCE Student Chapter
The University of Wisconsin-Platteville American Society of Civil Engineers student chapter is classified as a large student chapter per the annual report criteria. The chapter has about 60 official members. At each General Business Meeting, a professional from the engineering industry typically speaks to give student members greater insight about “real-world” projects and the processes involved in successful completion.
The organization plans and oversees a variety of club activities. Some of the more notable activities are the many K-12 outreach activities that are hosted on campus, and at area elementary, junior, and senior high schools. Members of the student chapter compete in intercollegiate engineering competitions, attend engineering related field trips, and learn from practicing engineers who discuss the projects that they are working on.
UW-Platteville ASCE Student Officers
President Will Beckman
Vice President Patrick Dugan
Treasurer Zoey Meyers
Advisor Dr. Philip Parker
About American Society of Civil Engineers
The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) is an engineering society devoted to advancing technologies, encouraging lifelong learning, promoting professionalism and the civil engineering profession developing civil engineering leaders, and advocating infrastructure and environmental stewardship.
“ASCE stand at the forefront of a profession that plans, designs, constructs, and operates society’s economic and social engine – the built environment – while protecting and restoring the natural environment.” – ASCE.org
Founded on November 5, 1852, ASCE is the nation’s oldest engineering society. Since its start it has greatly expanded and now represents more than 146,000 members in 174 countries.
ASCE Concrete Canoe Competition
Since the early 1970s, ASCE student chapters have competed to be the best at designing, constructing, and racing concrete canoes. During that time, canoe mixtures and designs have varied, but the long-established tradition of teamwork, camaraderie, and spirited competition has been constant. Each year, teams, their associates, judges, and other participants build upon this tradition. This year, teams answered a call for Technical Proposals and Enhanced Focus Area Reports and are competing to be the winning bid on a prototype standardized canoe design for future concrete canoe competitions.
ASCE-UESI Surveying Competition
The educational and professional goals of this competition include recognition of the importance of basic surveying principles to all civil engineering projects. Students are required to use standard field and office equipment and procedures to solve common problems encountered in industry. A clear understanding of and ability to apply basic surveying principles will assist students after graduation in communicating and working with the surveying professionals on the job site and during the design process.
ASCE Sustainable Solutions Competition
In its fourth year, this competition challenges students to develop a stronger understanding of sustainability and learn to incorporate sustainable solutions into everyday problems that engineers encounter. This year, students were tasked with revitalizing a downtown city block in hopes to turn the underutilized area into a gathering place for the community and reimagine the surrounding spaces to create a cohesive and walkable corridor.
More information regarding these competitions, and for rules and regulations related to each event can be found on the ASCE’s student member website.
The deadline for competition registration is May 31.
Student Planning Committee Contacts
- Executive Chair Austin Cooper (cc on all emails)
- Registration and Display Day Chair Zoey Meyers
- Surveying and Sustainable Solutions Chair Triston Fowler
- Catering Chair Dalton Peters
- Race Day Chair Ryan Mai
- Social Events Chair Danielle MacAlpine
- Awards Banquet Chair Arissa Kirchman
Advisor Dr. Philip Parker | 608.342.1235
Rountree Commons (included in Competition Registration cost)
While you are welcome to find your own lodging outside of the dorms, all attendees will still be required to pay the full registration cost.
On campus housing with suite-style rooms that will house 1-2 people per bedroom (2–4 per suite). For any questions about on campus housing, please visit the UW-Platteville Residence Life.
- Located within a 10-minute walk of most facilities used during the competition
- Kitchenette with full-size refrigerator and microwave, a bathroom, and a separate shower area
- University will provide linens, but not pillows
Roommate requests are fulfilled at a first come, first served basis. Please see competition packet for full details.
Other local options
Holiday Inn Express & Suites
55 S. Elm St., Platteville, WI 53818 | 608.342.2238
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson
630 S. Water St., Platteville, WI 53818 | 608.315.9495
Thank you to our sponsors
For questions or to request disability accommodations, please contact Austin Cooper at email@example.com.
Event is subject to change based on campus and CDC COVID-19 guidelines.
Releases and Waivers
Photographs and Images
The American Society of Civil Engineers and University of Wisconsin-Platteville holds the right to use names, screen shots, photographs, videotapes, films, recordings, and other images of students participating in the 2023 ASCE Civil Engineering Student Championships for publicity, advertising or promotional purposes, without compensation, obligation, or liability to participants.