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OIT Student Chapter Takes Third in National Contest

2014 AGC of America Outstanding Student Chapter Contest

Oregon Institute of Technology AGC-ASCE Student ChapterCongratulations to the OIT Student Chapter, Third Place In the 2014 AGC of America Outstanding Student Chapter Contest!

AGC of America received 12 applications from exceptional student chapters across the country. Each of the student chapters demonstrated dedication to their community and public service projects. Three applications in particular stood out from the others, and AGC of America has announced the first, second, and third place winners of the 2014 AGC Outstanding Student Chapter Contest:

  • First Place: California State University, Chico AGC Student Chapter
  • Second Place: Boise State University Construction Management Association
  • Third Place: Oregon Institute of Technology, AGC Student Chapter

Third Place: Oregon Institute of Technology, AGC Student Chapter

The OIT student chapter received a $400 cash prize for their project that included design and fabrication of three greenhouses for Klamath Tribal Health and Family Services. The purpose of this project was to assist in a USDA-funded research project to determine whether a greenhouse maintained within a community would produce more crops than a greenhouse maintained by an individual. The primary goal of the grant was to alleviate the food-desert status of most areas around Klamath County; three for the community and three for individuals. The Oregon Institute of Technology AGC-ASCE student chapter was in charge of constructing three 10 ft by 20 ft timber framed greenhouses at site in Beatty, Ore., Chiloquin, Ore. and Klamath Falls, Ore. The greenhouses were designed and prefabricated in the winter term by freshman students enrolled in ENGR101 Introduction to Engineering. In April, the AGC-ASCE student chapter transported materials in the civil engineering trailer (partially funded by the AGC Oregon-Columbia Chapter), and began constructing the first greenhouse in Beatty, Ore.

Congratulations to the OIT Student Chapter!

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