Saturday, February 11, 2012


It always amazes me how quickly the competition comes and goes.   Our teams organize in September and we start preparing for the competition in October, planning, practicing, organizing transportation, hotel, fundraising, practicing, organizing and packing equipment and supplies, selecting-ordering-receiving logo shirts for each participant, meeting with industry coaches, practicing, preparing name plates, and the list goes on!  Lots and lots of hard work by everyone involved.  

The result:  one of the best experiences our students get during their college education.

Saturday consisted of a career fair starting at 8 and Region 6, Region 7, and Open Division awards ceremonies starting at 10.

After only a few hours of sleep in 3 days, Shane Medley is up early to get a jump on the career fair.

After hearing so much about Reno, my wife Elizabeth and sons Ford and Hank came down to check it out.  Ford and Hank noted that is was the best vacation they've ever had and want to do it again next year! (no comment on the Songer vacation schedule)

One of 4 gauntlets of industry companies at the career fair.

Jim Cole from Traylor Brothers looks over resume's of potential interns.  Traylor coaches our marine team and provides financial support to our Reno effort.

Hank and Ford scoping out the career fair for cool swag. 

Chris Soberg, Region 6 director from Weber State, Lori Brown, Region 7 director from CS Chico, and a friendly guy I didn't know.

Proof that students can walk, drink coffee, smile, give a thumbs up, and sleep at the same time!

Getting ready for the Awards Ceremony

The Crowd

Design - Build places 2! Great Job guys.

Waiting in-between Region 6 awards and the Open Division award ceremony

And Shane is still working it!  Seen here talking w/ CM Alumni and Goodfellow Brothers Project Manager, Kelly O'Kief.

The crowd at the Open Division Awards ceremony was standing room only.

Our Risk Team placed 3rd!  Congrats!!

Once the festivities were completed it was time to pack up.  Here Wendy Wendrowski waits for reinforcements to move the plotter and Department bin

The bus loaded

and rolling back to Boise

Great job everyone.  It's great to be a Bronco!

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