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ASCE Student Conference Underway in Virginia Beach

Nationally renowned engineer Linda Figg will be the keynote speaker at Virginia's American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Student Conference, which runs from April 16-18 at the Wyndham Virginia Beach Oceanfront Hotel.

Figg, president and CEO of Figg Engineering Group in Florida, will speak Friday, April 17. She is known nationwide for her expertise in bridge construction.

In a letter to Kathy Winborne, Old Dominion University's ASCE student chapter president, and Professor Gary Schafran, who is chair of the civil and environmental engineering department, Figg proposed that her talk be titled "Creating Bridges for the Future of America."

"Here at Figg, we are working diligently for the future of bridge design/construction. Our nation's infrastructure is a topic that is important to us all," Figg wrote.

The student conference features steel bridge and concrete canoe contests, as well as seminars on surveying and technical problem solving, and an Order of the Engineer ring ceremony.

For more information about the conference, contact Winborne at kwinb001@odu.edu.

This article was posted on: April 16, 2009

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