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Engineering conference coming to BSC


(Bluefield)—The 1st Annual Southern Technical Conference, hosted by the Bluefield State College chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) will be held at Bluefield State College on April 2, 2015.

The one-day conference considers a variety of aspects within the civil engineering industry, and six professional development hours are available for those participating in the entire conference, according to Kerry Stauffer, BSC Associate Professor and Civil Engineering Technology department chair.

“The Southern Technical Conference is an ideal collaboration between Bluefield State College and the West Virginia Division Of Highways,” Stauffer said. “The conference will provide local professionals an opportunity to obtain necessary professional development hours while staying in southern West Virginia. Professionals, retirees, faculty, students, and anyone else interested in current civil engineering technology issues can learn from a great list of knowledgeable speakers.”

“In addition, the conference gives our students a great opportunity to meet and network with local professionals and a taste of some ‘real world' civil engineering issues,” he continued. “We look forward to hosting this event annually at Bluefield State College.”

Jimmy Wriston, West Virginia Department of Transportation Special Programs Manager, Highway Engineer Chief, and Senior Engineering Advisor, added, “The Department of Transportation is pleased to partner with Bluefield State College to offer the Southern Technical Conference. We look forward to spending the day in a learning environment to promote education and employment opportunities in the engineering and technical fields. Bluefield State provides a unique educational experience and we anticipate a long, beneficial relationship with BSC for many years to come.”

The conference will be held in the Basic Science Auditorium. For more information, please contact Kerry Stauffer:

The online registration form can be accessed on the BSC homepage (

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