UL Lafayette engineer students compete in traffic quiz game

Student engineers compete in traffic event

Three students from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette will compete in the Institute of Transportation Engineers’ district tournament from March 30 to April 2 in Greensboro, Ga.

Graduate student and team captain Chuck LeBoeuf and seniors Leia Kagawa and Paige Bourguard will compete for a spot in the upcoming ITE Collegiate Traffic Bowl Grand Championship Aug. 10-13 in Seattle.

They will compete against schools from across the South in a “Jeopardy”-style quiz game that will test their knowledge of traffic and transportation.

The group beat out teams from LSU and Mississippi State last month to earn their way into the district tournament.

Carencro High wins Technology Challenge

Carencro High School won first place in the Louisiana High School Technology Challenge, an online competition held last month by the University of Louisiana at Monroe

Team members were: Blake Benoit, Josh Burke, Michael Green, Jamal Toussaint, Justin Massa, Evan Hurth, Trent Devillier, Laci Bruno, Cole Delaney, Tyton Charles, Nick Theriot, Delman Tibbetts, Gage Mayers, Riley Viator and Dustin Wiltz.

The team was led by coach Donna Denny.

Other winning teams were Mount Carmel, second place; Orleans Parish; third place; St. Thomas More; fourth place, The Dunham School, fifth place: and St. Joseph’s Academy of Baton Rouge, sixth.

Hungarian music concert set March 11

The Dr. Tommy Comeaux Endowed Chair in Traditional Music at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette presents a traditional Hungarian Roma, or gypsy, band for a performance scheduled at 7:30 p.m. March 11 at Hamilton Hall Auditorium.

The music will be performed by the Kálmán Balogh Cimbalom Trio, a group from Budapest, Hungary, that connects the Roma music tradition to jazz, said UL-Lafayette music professor Mark DeWitt in a news release.

Hamilton Hall Auditorium is located at 611 McKinley St. Tickets are free for university staff, students and children under 18, $5 for seniors and $10 for the general public.

Compiled from staff reports