Over 120 students participated in the Forum’s fifth annual Engineers Week Student Competition held on February 23, 2011. The problem, supplied by Fluor Corporation, involved building a device to lift a load to a specified height in specified time. Prizes were awarded to teams that had the greatest profit which was the sum of the following: remaining project budget after material and labor costs deducted, the Client payment, construction time incentives/penalties.
The lively competition was followed by pizza and soft drinks which were thoroughly enjoyed by competitors and judges alike. Judges from companies sponsoring the Forum participated in the event. Tom Phalen, Fluor Corporation, had the role of announcer and commentator for the competition.
One First, two Second, and four Third Prizes were awarded for greatest profit.
|Our Winners are:||The Competition|
Alexander DobranichSECOND PLACE
We Are Out of Sauce
Jeff YehSECOND PLACE
Kevn ChengTHIRD PLACE
Quan PhanTHIRD PLACE
Kevin HuangTHIRD PLACE
Hadi Shamisi Jazeyi
Golnaz HabibiTHIRD PLACE
PreMeds and a MechE
Zhao Chad Kong
|The Rice Global E&C Forum extends it thanks to Fluor Corporation for sharing the problem used in their global Engineers Week Friendly Competition and to the judges who volunteered their time and expertise. This event was co-sponsored by Rice Global E&C Forum, Fluor Corporation and George R. Brown School of Engineering – Rice University.|
Student Support & Sponsorships
RGF uses income generated by the annual dues of RGF Contractor Members and Associate Members and from attendance fees for monthly RGF roundtable luncheons and the Annual Forum to promote engineering education at Rice University. RGF encourages student engineers by:
• Sponsoring an annual Student Engineering Competition during National Engineers’ Week.
• Contributing financially to the Rice University Student Chapter of Engineers Without Borders-USA.
• Awarding partial tuition scholarships to deserving Rice School of Engineering students.