The BYU Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers placed fourth in the nation at the society's Academic Olympiad. The competition took place at the national conference in Washington D.C. Oct. 29 through Nov. 1.
Under the direction of electrical engineering professor Richard Selfridge, the BYU chapter also participated in workshops, presentations and a career fair. More than 3,700 students and professionals attended the event.
The Academic Olympiad is a competition designed to test the technical and team skills of the student participants. The technical areas covered in the competition include, but are not limited to, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, civil engineering, chemistry, computer science, mathematics, physics, engineering economics, and SHPE history/information.