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BSC Student Team heads to Nationals

BLUEFIELD, W.Va (WVVA) -- A Bluefield State College student team won the Virginia's American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Student Conference "National Student Steel Bridge Competition" regional championship at Howard University in Washington, D.C.

As a result the BSC Steel Bridge Team will advance to the 2013 National Student Steel Bridge Championship, May 31 in Seattle, WA.

The BSC student team competed against teams from Virginia Tech, West Virginia University, VMI, the University of Virginia, George Washington University, Marshall University, Old Dominion University, Catholic University, George Mason University, WVU-Tech, and Howard University.

The competition involves construction and load-testing of the bridge. Teams are judged based on compliance to specifications, construction time, weight, stiffness, and aesthetics.

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