Colin Van Niejenhuis

Engineering graduate student won 2nd place in an International design competition

Out of 55 engineering design entries from eight universities around the world, Colin Van Niejenhuis, an engineering masters student, ranked second at the 2013 International Student Competition on Cold-formed Steel Design last December.

The competition, hosted by the University of North Texas (UNT), promotes higher education in cold-formed steel structural design and encourages students to use creative thinking skills to solve Structural Engineer problems.

Cold-formed steel is ideal for replacing wooden materials used for building structures in houses and buildings that may warp or deform over time. Cold-steel engineering is also cheaper, easier and lighter for transportation and packaging.

Colin received a monetary award and his design will be featured at conferences throughout 2014.

Read more about Colin’s win on Imprint and Civil and Environmental engineering news.

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