Student Chapter Competition
2012-2013 Student Chapter Competition
FINALISTS CHOSEN FOR 2012-2013 STUDENT CHAPTER COMPETITION
A panel of judges from MCAA's Career Development Committee selected the MCAA student chapter competition teams that will make their final presentations at MCAA 2013 in San Antonio, TX on March 19. The teams are:
Twenty-five chapters submitted proposals on a project involving the installation of the HVAC and plumbing systems in the Space Exploration Center Building at the NASA Research Park in Cape Canaveral, FL. Bidders were also encouraged to propose design features that exceed LEED Platinum requirements and a post-construction service component. The committee thanks Kathleen McCauley of Mechanical Construction, Inc. (Bridgeview, IL), John Powell of Marelich Mechanical Company, Inc. (Hayward, CA), Matthew Miller of Irven Bob Miller, Inc. (Long Branch, N.J.) and JL Williams of Ryan & Associates, Inc. (Davenport, IA) who judged the submissions. Be sure to include this session in your list of "must attend" sessions at MCAA 2013. You just might spot your next professional hire. Congratulations to the finalists and good luck!
- the MCAA Student Chapter at the Milwaukee School of Engineering;
- the Student Chapter of Specialty Contracting (Mechanical/Electrical) at Southern Polytechnic State University;
- the University of Washington Mechanical Contractors Student Chapter;
- and the MCAA Student Chapter at Northeastern University.
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In the meantime, here are the written submissions of the four finalists from 2011-2012 for your reference.
...And the Winner Was...
The Annual Awards Breakfast on March 20, 2012 honored members' sports achievements, exceptional safety performance, celebrated the winner of the 2011 - 2012 Student Chapter Competition and welcomed NFL coaching legend Jimmy Johnson. MCAA President Mark Rogers and Career Development Committee Chairman Brett Christiansen presented trophies and cash prizes to the finalists of this year's Student Chapter Competition: first prize and $5,000 went to Student Chapter of Specialty Contracting (Mechanical/Electrical at Southern Polytechnic State University. The $2,500 prize for second place went to the Sacramento State Chapter of the MCAA. The Illinois State University Mechanical and Electrical Contractors Association is the 2011 Student Chapter of the Year and Prof. Blake Wentz of the Milwaukee School of Engineering was honored as the 2011 Educator of the Year. Former NFL coach Jimmy Johnson-best known for his years with the Dallas Cowboys-shared stories from his professional career and valuable life lessons he learned. Go to press releases.