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A team of CSU, Chico students represented the United States
at the Model UN Conference in New York City in March 2002,
attended by approximately 2,700 student delegates from universities
around the world. The team won a Distinguished Delegation
Award and an Outstanding Position Paper Award. Chico students
have garnered awards at 11 of the last 12 conferences, including
the Outstanding Delegation award in 2000, the top honor any
school can receive.
Builders Best in Region
For the sixth consecutive year, CSU, Chico civil engineering
students won the Mid-Pacific Region Steel Bridge Compe-tition,
held at San Jose State University in April 2002. The team
and adviser Joel Arthur, professor of civil engineering, traveled
to Wisconsin in June for the national competition, where they
finished in the top 5 percent.
Construction Management Excellence
Construction management students bested teams from 23 other
universities at the Associated Schools of Construction Management
Competition in February 2002. The Chico teams received a first-place
award in residential building projects, a second-place award
in commercial building projects, and a second-place award
in heavy civil projects.
For a second year, a CSU, Chico electrical engineering student
took first place in the regional Micromouse Competition, hosted
in May 2002 by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics
Engineering. Senior Jatin Patel's winning microcomputer navigated
a maze in the shortest amount of time.
A tandem vehicle designed by a team of mechanical engineering
students tied for first place at the West Coast Human Powered
Vehicle Competition in Reno in April 2002. Students also competed
in a single-rider vehicle, which placed fifth out of 18 entries.
Electrical Engineers Take First
Three engineering students won the 2002 Institute of Electrical
and Electronics Engineers Electromagnetic Compatibility national
competition. Under the direction of Professor Hede Ma, the
students bested 38 universities and won $900 in cash, plus
funds for one student to travel to the national conference
in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
and Debate Teams
CSU, Chico's public speaking team won the Northern California
Forensic Association Championship Tournament first-place sweepstakes
award in Chico in February 2002. At the Cross Examination
Debate Association tournament held in May in Fullerton, California,
the debate team took first place for the Western Region. Speech
communication major Kylie Robertson and her debate partner,
Jeremy Bowers, were named the Northern California Debate Champions.
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