This month, the newly created University of Kentucky chapter of the Structural Engineers Association participated in the 2019 Timber-Strong Design Build competition during the NCSEA Structural Engineering Summit at Disneyland Anaheim, California. The UK chapter received third place in the competition.
The students designed and constructed a playhouse, which they donated to a local children’s academy. The organization is thankful for the many sponsors who allowed the group to attend the conference and participate in the competition on such short notice.
Structural Engineers Association
Advisor: Mariantonieta Gutierrez Soto, Ph.D.
Lead: Aaron Cole
Builders: Prethesha Alagusundaramoorthy, Amanda Melendez, Alejandro Palacio Betancur, Mohammad Royvaran and George Stanley
Members: Morgan Baumann, Eric Brown, Stephen Day, Garrett Demearec, Gabrielle Dice, Michael Edelen, Hayden Fentress, Joseph Guthrie, Julia Hartsek, Cody Hutchinson, Sajad Javadinasab Hormozabad, Henry Marcus, Spencer Price, Ethan Russell, Victor Valdivia and Logan Westmoreland