Egg-ceptional Concrete Team Takes First Prize!

The SJSU ACI team with their faculty advisor, Professor Akthem Al-Manaseer
The SJSU ACI team poses with their faculty advisor, Professor Akthem Al-Manaseer, after competing at the ACI convention

SJSU’s American Concrete Institute (ACI) student chapter team won first prize nationally and placed third internationally at the Egg Protection Device competition.

The SJSU ACI student chapter was also recognized with the ACI Excellent University award at the convention, the highest award by American Concrete Institute given to university student chapters.

Congratulations to the Civil and Environmental Engineering team: Amer Zreika, Andrea Coto, Carmen Cutay, Jesus Ramos, Komalpreet Kaur and Rami Zayed!

The competition was hosted by the American Concrete Institute in Anaheim, California on October 16-17, 2017. Forty-six university teams representing eight countries participated.

Each team had to design, construct, and test a concrete arch with steel reinforcement to achieve the lowest weight-to-load failure ratio and to predict the ultimate impact load the arch could take before failure.

The SJSU ACI team would like to thank the ACI Northern California and Nevada chapter, the local sponsors, and the SJSU associated students for funding this competition.