Orange County Branch Newsletter

April 2015

University Outreach

Titan Engineers Are Two-Time National Champs

Cal State Fullerton student engineers captured the first place Geo-Challenge trophy in the national "Geo-wall" competition March 17-18 in San Antonio, Texas. Titans finished ahead of the University of Texas at Arlington (second), and the University of Arkansas (third), making this their  second consecutive win in the annual competition run by the Geo-Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers.

"Our hard-working Titans surprised the geotechnical community one more time. I am personally very proud of our students, who each exemplify Titan Pride," said faculty mentor Binod Tiwari , associate professor of civil and environmental engineering.

The four-member team, who built and tested its design of a stabilized earth wall, are: graduate student and team captain John Thurlo, senior Eric Kim, junior Shelly Rodriguez and sophomore John Stapleton.