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School of Engineering, Design and Construction students place first regional DBIA competition


For the second year in a row, a team of Seminole State School of Engineering, Design and Construction students won first place in the Southeast Region of the Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) competition.

The team of Stephen Brogan, Surabhi Maheshwari, Justin Booth, Tim Smith and Jordan Lyons along with faculty advisor Dr. Tan Qu, beat out teams in a strong region that included entries from top construction programs at Clemson University, University of Southern Mississippi, and two teams from the University of Florida.

"DBIA Student Competition is a great venue to promote cross-discipline cooperation between the faculty and students within the various programs of the School of Engineering, Design and Construction,” said Dr. Tan Qu. “Winning at this highly regarded student competition against other national, well-known and established university construction and architectural schools is a direct way to show the quality of our baccalaureate programs and place Seminole State College among the list of premier construction and design programs at the national level."

The team will present their design to a panel of judges at the 2016 Design-Build Conference & Expo in Las Vegas Nov. 3 alongside teams from Iowa State University, the NewSchool of Architecture & Design, Temple University, the University of Arizona, the University of Cincinnati, the University of Colorado Boulder, the University of Oklahoma and Washington State University.

Seminole State College of Florida's School of Engineering, Design and Construction offers more than 50 degrees and certificates, including bachelor's degrees in construction, engineering technology, information systems technology and interior design. The programs prepare students for a wide variety of careers in the built environment and information technology.

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