M. S. SEIM Student Served as Juror in Steel Structure Competition

Matt Kan (front, second from right) with the rest of AISC 2014 IDEAS2 competition jury.

Matthew Kan (BSCE ’13, SEIM ‘14) recently joined seven other industry members to assist in selecting the winners of the 2014 IDEAS2 competition sponsored by American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC).  IDEAS2 awards innovative engineering and architectural design in structural steel.  From over 80 submissions ranging in three different categories (under $15 million, $15 to $75 million, and over $75) Kan helped to select eleven projects that exemplified not only the aesthetic appeal of structural steel, but also the novel engineering solutions that can only be achieved in steel.  The eleven winners as well as the AISC Presidential Award for Excellence in Engineering will be announced at the 2014 Steel Conference in March in Toronto and published in the March edition of Modern Steel Construction magazine. 

Kan found the experience to be a “true insight into the versatile nature of structural steel” and “a chance to see course topics come to life in the real world.”  Kan, a member of the Class of 2013, is currently finishing his MS in the Structural Engineering and Infrastructure Materials (SEIM) program and has been involved with the student chapter of ASCE (NU ASCE), steel bridge and concrete canoe teams.  He is currently a Faculty Fellow for the Slivka Residential College of Science and Engineering.  

See the 2014 IDEAS2 Awards article (starting on page 21) in the May 2014 edition of Modern Steel Construction.