Within Mailer II you will find comprehensive information about all the planned competitions for this year's Conference. Hotels offering Conference rates are listed, as well as registration requirements.
In keeping with our "Lean and Green" theme, the distribution of Mailer II will be comprised of this electronic copy. If you wish to have a paper copy of Mailer II, please email along with a delivery address.
The Planning Committee has been hard at work to organize the central competitions of Concrete Canoe, Steel Bridge and Water Treatment. The addition of two new events, the Geo-Challenge and the Transportation Competition, has increased the planning and scheduling complexity. I am continually impressed with each member of the Committee to help each other attain goals within reasonable deadlines.
The Concrete Canoe, Water Treatment, Transportation, Horseshoes and Volleyball Competitions will all be held at the CSUS Aquatic Center on Friday, April 15th. On Saturday, April 16th, the Steel Bridge, Geo-Challenge and Concrete Bowling Competitions will take place. The presentations for the Technical Paper, Concrete Canoe and Water Treatment will also be held Saturday. Our procurement of a second set of loading weights for the Steel Bridge Competition significantly impacts the Saturday schedule. Everything is on track to have two parallel loading stations for this years Bridge judging.
The competitions will be staggered as much as possible to prevent any overlap. We will strive to allow registrants to participate in as many events as possible.
One of the hardest decisions I have had to make for this Conference concerned the Technical Paper Presentation. I wish to encourage as many people to participate in the Technical Paper as possible, but to maintain the already tight schedule, there will be a limit of a single entrant per school this year. It is my hope that if a school has multiple Mead Paper participants, that there would be a competition prior to the Mid-Pacific Conference to determine the best paper.