American Concrete Institute Fiber-Reinforced Concrete Bowling Ball Competition winners

The American Concrete Institute has revealed the winners of its 2016 Fiber-Reinforced Concrete Bowling Ball Competition.

image001The competition took place at The Concrete Convention and Exposition in Milwaukee, WI. The first, second, and third place teams received cash awards of $750, $500, and $250, respectively.

During this competition, students were challenged to design and construct a fiber-reinforced concrete bowling ball that achieves optimal performance for specified tests and tasks; and document and present the team’s work to an audience of industry professionals.

The objective of this competition is to demonstrate the effect of fibers in reinforcing concrete, to gain experience in forming and fabricating a concrete fiber-reinforced element, and to encourage creativity in engineering design and analysis.

Bowling Ball Performance Category
1st Place: Fundação Educacional Inaciana Padre Sabóia de Medeiros: Felipe Gonçalves dos Santos, Ittalo Nathan Boscache Ayache, Luis Paulo De spirito Palazzolli, Lucas Camargo Carvalho, Pedro Amaro Baccarin
Faculty Advisor – Kurt Andre Pereira

2nd Place: University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez Campus: Yasser E. Ortiz Rodríguez, Karimar Rodríguez Serrano, Gabriel Díaz Ríos, Kimberly M. Solórzano, Juan Arboleda
Faculty Advisor – Arsenio Caceres

3rd Place: Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon: Omar Diaz-López, Gustavo D. Gutiérrez-Zavala, Katia M Hernández-Martínez, Mónica E Neri-Álvarez, Hugo E Santana-González
Faculty Advisor – Alejandro Durán Herrera
 
Presentation Category
1st Place: Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon: Omar Diaz-López, Gustavo D. Gutiérrez-Zavala, Katia M Hernández-Martínez, Mónica E Neri-Álvarez, Hugo E Santana-González
Faculty Advisor – Alejandro Durán Herrera

2nd Place: San Jose State University: Diyaree Ismael, Carlos Murillo, Rami Zayed, Daniel Vasquez
James Fok
Faculty Advisor – Dr. Akthem Al-Manaseer

3rd Place: University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez Campus: Cristian Soto Torres, Andrés Matos Ortiz, Nahima Z.  Ortiz Ayala, Gabriella Buono, Andrés Rodríguez Soto
Faculty Advisor – Arsenio Caceres

The following universities participated in the competition:
Universidad San Francisco de Quito (Team 1)
Universidad San Francisco de Quito (Team 2)
Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon (Team 3)
Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon (Team 12)
Facultad de Estudios Superiores Aragon UNAM (Team 4)
Facultad de Estudios Superiores Aragon UNAM (Team 5)
University of Missouri-Kansas City
Arizona State University
University of Wisconsin-Platteville
British Columbia Institute of Technology (Team 9)
British Columbia Institute of Technology (Team 10)
Florida International University
University of Houston-Downtown
Universidad Central del Ecuador (Team 14)
Universidad Central del Ecuador (Team 15)
Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico
Fundação Educacional Inaciana Padre Sabóia de Medeiros
Dhaanish Ahmed College of Engineering
University of North Florida
University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez Campus (Team 20)
University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez Campus (Team 21)
Universidad Rafael Landivar Campus
University of Wisconsin Milwaukee
University of Missouri-Kansas City
Instituto Tecnologico de La Paz (Team 25)
Instituto Tecnologico de La Paz (Team 26)
University of Cuenca
San Jose State University
Faculty of Engineering Cairo University
Universidad Nacional De Ingenieria
University of South Carolina
University of Minnesota (Team 34)
University of Minnesota (Team 35)
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
University of Southern Indiana
Universidad Rafael Landivar Quetzaltenango
University of Utah
Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico
University of Southern Indiana
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Valparaiso University
Purdue University Calumet
Southern Illinois University – Edwardsville
Southern Illinois Universtiy – Edwardsville
Missouri University of Science and Technology
Missouri Universtiy of Science and Technology
Pittsburg State University
North Carolina State University
North Carolina State University
Auburn University
University of Central Florida
Texas A&M University
City College of New York
New Jersey Institute of Technology.

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