Achieving Excellence
in 2002 at California State University, Chico

Student Team Successes

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Model UN

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.

Photo: Bridge BuildersBridge 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.

Amazing Micromouse

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.

Photo: Human Powered VehiclesHuman Powered Vehicles

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.

Photo: Speech and Debate TeamsSpeech 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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