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TAMU September 2015 Meeting – Ashfaq Syed


The Texas A&M University SEAoT Student Chapter had a general meeting on Sep 24th. We hosted Mr. William Williams from the Texas A&M Transportation Institute. He gave us a presentation about his work on a railing that’s being considered for installation on Louisiana’s Lake Pontchartrain Causeway. At 24 miles, it’s the longest bridge in the US. He also showed his work in action through some crash test videos conducted at the TTI Riverside Campus in College Station.

The SEAoT Student Chapter members got the opportunity to visit the facility of Nucor Building Systems located in Terrel, TX as a part of STEEL Day celebrations on Sep 25th. It was a great opportunity for our members to learn about Nucor, its market sector, opportunities, core values and plans for the future. The fabrication facility visit was a unique experience and helped us understand the process involved in the manufacturing of structural shapes and sheet metal sections. Aggies Josh Roberts and Kelechi Emelogu hosted the event and shared their experiences working with Nucor Building Systems.

We had a great start for October with a presentation by Mr. Larry Rickels and Mr. Tim Stocks of Datum Engineer San Antonio Office on Oct 8th. Larry discussed some design features of San Antonio’s Children Museum and Tim shared his experience working on a restoration project transforming a Historic San Antonio structure made wood into a modern office facility.

We are excited about the SEAoT State Conference being organized in Houston this month and we look forward to taking part in the conference.