Teams from the Missouri S&T chapter of the American Concrete Institute recently placed in an international student competition at ACI’s convention in St. Louis.
Approximately 25 teams produced four-by-eight-inch concrete cylinders to meet certain specifications. S&T’s Team No. placed second in lowest cost and cement efficiency and included David Langefeld, a junior in civil engineering; Yakov Filipets, a senior in architectural engineering; and Greg Weber, a freshman in civil engineering. Overall, Team No. finished in sixth place. S&T’s Team No. 2 included three juniors in civil and architectural engineering — Ryan Wade, Jason White and Sihem Belarbi — and placed ninth overall. Dr. D.J. Belarbi, Curator’s Teaching Professor of civil, architectural and environmental engineering advised both teams.