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HGTC Students Win Carolinas Engineering Competition

HGTC Students Win Carolinas Engineering Competition

HGTC Secures Win Over Universities in Competition.

(Conway, SC) 4/19/2022

Engineering Students win award

(left to right) Tia Cukierski; Anders Lemire; Babatunde Alo, HGTC Professor of Civil Engineering; Sandy Solis Aguilar; Panos Holoway; Heaven Hinkle; Laurel McCall

Horry-Georgetown Technical College (HGTC) is proud to announce that Civil Engineering Students competed in the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Carolinas Conference Symposium at the University of South Carolina April 7-10, 2022. Participating schools included The Citadel, Clemson University, Duke University, HGTC, North Carolina A&T State University, North Carolina State University, the University of North Carolina-Charlotte, and the University of South Carolina. Also, in the ASCE Carolinas Conference but not in attendance was South Carolina State University.

Erick Cruz, Matthew Johnson, and John Huemmer

(left to right) Erick Cruz; Matthew Johnson; John Huemmer

HGTC, the only two-year school in the Carolinas Conference, won 1st Place in the Surveying Competition. Led by Babatunde Alo, Professor of Civil Engineering, the surveying team consisted of Tia Cukierski, Heaven Hinkle, Laurel McCall, Sandy Solis Aguilar, Panos Holoway, and Anders Lemire. The win qualifies the surveying team to possibly compete in the national competition June 3-5 in Louisiana.

Led by David Lewis, Professor of Engineering Technology, HGTC’s team won 3rd Place in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Quiz Bowl. Team members include Matthew Johnson, Erick Cruz, and John Huemmer.

“HGTC is proud of our engineering program and the outstanding results of the ASCE Carolinas Conference especially considering we were the only two-year college competing,” said Dr. Marilyn Murphy Fore, HGTC President. “This is a testament to the success of our program as compared to four-year universities in our state.”