Civil Engineering students take top prize

A team of Civil Engineering students at Youngstown State University won the 2019 Student Design Competition of the Northeast Section of the Ohio Water Environment Association.

The team of Christopher Metzinger, Spencer Desalvo, Tyler Stratton and Walter Wasilewski bested teams from six other schools and qualified to compete in the Water Environment Federation’s Student Design Competition at the WEF Technical Exhibition and Conference in September in Chicago.

“The YSU team did an amazing job,” said Muralikrishna Chelupati, civil networks engineer, water hydraulic modeling specialist.

The purpose of the competition is to promote real world design experience for students interested in pursuing an education and/or career in water and environment science and engineering. The competition tasks individuals or teams of student members to demonstrate the ability to evaluate alternatives, develop a comprehensive design, and present a solution that meets the requirements of a problem statement.