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Trine students in creative philanthropic project
Constructing sculpture of food cans
Trine University’s American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) student chapter will compete in a “canstruction” contest on Feb. 19 in the SeaGate Convention Center in Toledo, Ohio.
Canstruction is a unique charity event in which engineers, architects, and students build sculptures almost exclusively of cans of food, which are then donated to food banks. Trine’s ASCE chapter will build a replica of the National Mall in Washington, D.C., including the Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument, and Reflecting Pool.
To complete it, they need the building blocks—cans of food— and they have placed collection containers around the Trine campus and at Scott’s, Meijer, and Wal-Mart grocery stores to receive donations from the community. Engineering students will also collect cans of food during the men’s and women’s home basketball games in Hershey Hall on Feb. 11 and 14, respectively. The men will play at 7:30 p.m. and the women will play at 3 p.m.
For more information, contact TJ Murphy in the Reiners Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at firstname.lastname@example.org or 260.665.4216.