Howdy! From the SEAoT student chapter at Texas A&M university. April was a month filled with great learning and fun experiences for SEAoT members, as we organized our on-campus meeting on April 20th, 2017 and the Spring semester picnic on April 22nd 2017.
At our on-campus meeting, we had the privilege of hosting Mr. Matthew Lengyel, Project Director at Figg Bridge Engineers. He discussed the creation of different kinds of segmental concrete bridges and talked about some of the newest cable stayed segmental concrete bridges currently being designed. The students learned why the Prestressed Concrete is such a critically important technology in being able to make these bridges real. In this presentation, Segmental bridge terminology was defined, followed by an in-depth discussion on the different bridge construction methods.
We hosted our Spring semester picnic at Sue Haswell Park in Bryan. We played Giant Jenga Blocks and Pick Up Sticks, and danced our fear of finals away for a while there. Later, we also enjoyed some fried chicken and pizza for lunch. It was a great opportunity for us students to relax before the project and assignment submission deadlines hit.
It has been a rewarding experience being SEAoT members so far and we are eagerly looking forward to see what’s in store for the Fall’17 semester.