Notre Dame University-Louaize (NDU) hosted the second “2018 Inter-Universities Popsicle Stick Bridge Competition,” and also won for the second time in a row.
This annual competition is an event that is designed as an exciting conduit for university students to develop engineering skills through critical thinking, problem solving, teamwork, and creativity. The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) organized the competition, which represents more than 150,000 members of the civil engineering profession in more than 150 countries.
- Frist Prize: NDU;
- Second Prize: Lebanese American University (LAU); and
- Third Prize: École supérieure d'ingénieurs de Beyrouth (ESIB –USJ).
For his part, ASCE Lebanon Section President Guy Tabet said, “This is the second successive that ASCE Lebanon has organized this competition at NDU, and we hope to make it a national tradition.” He added, “The spirit of this competition is a real-world working simulation; learning and having fun.”
President of Civil Consultants Engineers Branch, Order of Engineers and Architects (OEA), Elie Karam said, "I am honored to be here at NDU – a University that always support sports and academic activities … Civil engineering has become a science in its own right, and it is our responsibility to encourage safety measures in construction."
FE Dean Dr. Michel Hayek, said, “The Faculty of Engineering (FE) at NDU emphasizes quality education and aims to offer its students a rich and rewarding academic experience. I wish all the teams the best of luck today.”
Ductal - LafargeHolcim Project Manager Damien Jacomo said, “I will be presenting to you today a new high-tech construction material that brings advanced building solutions to the construction industry.” He added, “I am proud to announce that we are starting the first Ductal project in Lebanon.”
The trend of #NDUers leaving their mark in national, regional, and international competitions clearly indicates the sheer number of exceedingly talented and intelligent students the University has across its three campuses.