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CMA Students talk with Author, William Kamkwamba

William Kamkwamba, left, visits with construction management students Josh Folger, Tucker Robb and Daryn Giddings at an interactive fair on the Quad. Kamkwamba is the author and subject of the inspirational story “The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind,” this year’s Campus Read book. On campus to give an evening lecture at the Morrison Center, he stopped by the fair to visit with students and faculty as they built electrical circuits similar to the one he fashioned out of spare parts in Africa, played an interactive game about the geography of his country and generated electricity by pedaling a bicycle.

CMA Students Win National Award (2008)
On Oct. 16, officers of Boise State’s Construction Management Association accepted the 2008 Outstanding Student Chapter Award from the Associated General Contractors of America. Left to right, they are senior Anthony Guho, sophomore Ryan Tabuchi, senior Tyler Resnick and senior Jennifer Lanzetti.

Beating out second- and third- place winners Arizona State University and Nebraska’s Southeast Community College for the title of 2008 Outstanding Student Chapter, Boise State’s Construction Management Association (CMA) credits the win to community investment and hands-on experience. | View the full “CMA Students Win National Award (2008)” article.

Eight CMA students volunteered and built two timing booths for the Special Olympic Games next winter

Boise State CMA volunteers: John Carr, Karl Stelljes, Ben Belt & Pat Prescott

The Olympics. To an athlete it is the highest honor and most esteemed competition. A chance to not only demonstrate abilities, but bask in the glory and pride that one’s talent brings to their country. For people with intellectual disabilities The Special Olympics offers the honor and glory, but most importantly it allows these distinctive Olympians the chance to do something extraordinary.

Next February, Boise will play host to The 2009 Special Olympics World Winter Games. Special needs athletes, eight years old and over, from all over the world will congregate here for the momentous international event.

Steve Trimble, a representative from The Special Olympics, needed some help in a rush and called upon Boise State. Neil Smart, President of Boise State Construction Management, a university organization, lead a team of eight volunteers in building two timing booths for the games next winter. | View the full “CMA Helps Special Olympics” article.

Boise State Student Construction Management Association Donates $20,000 Back to University
Funds will go into account for new lecturer position in department

They could have thrown a party, bought club jackets and still had enough cash to charter a plane to the Bahamas. Instead, construction management students at Boise State University decided to give $20,000 in donations their association has received over the years back to the university.| View the full “Boise State Student Construction Management Association Donates $20,000 Back to University” article.

BSU Construction Management Teams Receive Honors in Regional Competition

Boise State Construction Management teams placed 2nd and 3rd in two divisions at the Associated Schools of Construction (ASC) Inter-Scholastic Regional Competition and Conference held February 7 – 10 in Reno, NV. The teams placed in the Design-Build Division (2nd) and the Residential Division (3rd). Boise State entered teams in five other divisions including Heavy Civil, Mechanical, Marine, Commercial, and LEED (green building). Teams competed against top western schools including Colorado State, Arizona State, the Air Force Academy, Brigham Young University, and other programs from Montana to New Mexico. | View the full “BSU Construction Management Teams Receive Honors in Regional Competition” article.