Alex Duran Receives 2019 National ASCE Student Leadership Award and 2nd Place at National ASCE Competition

Alex Duran, one of DGL’s co-ops, has had an exciting couple of weeks! His team from Trine University competed at the 2019 National ASCE Competition in Florida where they earned second place at the SUSTAINABLE SOLUTIONS COMPETITION—DOG HOUSE CHALLENGE! The first place team traveled from China to compete! The goal of this competition is to provide a fun and creative activity with both an academic and community service component to provide an engaging pathway to success and recognition at the national level.

We are also proud to announce that Alex received the 2019 National ASCE Student Leadership Award last week!  This honor is granted to an ASCE Student Member who has demonstrated leadership in a Student Chapter through various activities including, but not limited to service as an officer, leading special events, interaction with University administration, and interaction with ASCE Sections/Branches.

In Alex’s words… “A huge thanks to ASCE, Professor Murphy for nominating me, Trine CE faculty, and friends that have helped me along the way. I never could’ve imagined going from where I was at beginning my freshman year to where I am now. Being involved in ASCE these past 3 years has been an amazing experience, allowing me to better myself as both a leader and a person while reinforcing my decision to become a civil engineer. I’m excited to continue my involvement in this growing organization and I can’t wait to see what our chapter accomplishes next”!

DGL congratulates Alex on his achievements and are confident his success will continue throughout the years…hopefully with DGL!