A more environmentally, economically, and socially sustainable environment is essential and achievable. This need and opportunity underscores civil engineers' evolving role as policy leaders, environmental stewards, and life-cycle planners. At this time, civil engineers are not perceived to be significant contributors to a sustainable world.
For these reasons, we have adopted "Lean & Green" as the theme of the 2011 Mid-Pacific Student Conference to emphasize the importance of environmental stewardship, as well as providing cost-effective solutions. As stewards of society's physical infrastructure, it is incumbent on civil engineers to lead the next shift in sustainable planning, design, and construction.
The Mid-Pacific Conference is an annual event for Civil Engineering students to demonstrate leadership and technical knowledge in several competitions since the 1940's.
It is comprised of 14 schools in the North Western United States, each with a long history of friendly competition.
The competitions provide students with important experience forming teams, budgeting, designing and communicating that is invaluable in their future careers.
The next competition will be hosted by California State University, Sacramento April 14th - April 17th. Concrete Canoe, Mead Paper, Steel Bridge and Water Treatment are going to be included in this year's competitions. Work is in progress in adding two additional competitions, the Geo-Challenge as well as a Transportation event.
Please return often for updated information and documents as next year's Conference is planned.