ASCE Student Chapter Lends a Hand
- Author: Taylor Heath
- Author: Thursday, October 11th, 2018
The WKU American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) student chapter helps raise money for the Monroe County Backpack Program. Over the weekend, WKU students volunteered at a Tractor and Truck pull sponsored and hosted by Precision Engineering.
The pull held in Tompkinsville, KY was a great experience for the ASCE student members! The ASCE members helped with ticket collection, greeting patrons, informing the community about the company (Precision Engineering), and educating the public about Civil Engineering at WKU.
Those who attended were able to see some unique applications of engineering. All competitors built their own entries. Many trucks had modified lift kits, exhaust, and custom vehicle designs specifically built to haul their opponents. Senior Civil Engineering student, Luke Edmunds, commented that “The social aspect of it was incredible, we learned by interacting with our sponsors and each other. It was neat talking to those in the field and knowing what all you can do with it. Being with each other, it shows we have more to see and do than sit in a room and study. Being involved with other students, especially in your major, it de-stresses you.”
The event helped raised $12,249.66 for the backpack program. The Monroe County Backpack Program feeds approximately 180 students each weekend and over holidays. The purpose of the program is to provide meals when students are not in school.