School of Mines students are bridging the gap between the classroom and the real world.
The student chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers and their corporate partner TrueNorth Steel unveiled an educational sculpture Friday.
on the sculpture started in late spring and showcases a variety of
welds, connections and accessories used in construction.
The piece is intended to be a teaching tool, as well as a symbol for the school's civil engineering department.
ASCE student chapter representative Tony Kolesa says, "It's a very important & practical project where students can get outside the classroom & see what actually happens or what structural steel looks like in the real world. So it's a great example for them to take things they are learning in class & actually visualize them here".
The ASCE has aided in the installation of similar sculptures at more than 130 college campuses nationwide.