The School of Construction hosted its third annual Construction Expo, the largest to date, on April 1. The event, which took place at the Kansas Technology Center, allowed students the opportunity to operate various pieces of construction-related heavy equipment, including simulators,
a skid-steer and power trowel.
Approximately $5 million worth of professional equipment and products were on display at the Expo, and students had the
chance to be at the controls of the equipment, which included everything from loaders and graters to excavators and concrete pump trucks.
Assistant Professor Seth O’Brien said the event is a great networking tool for the students.
“Along with the hands-on experience with the equipment, the Expo also gives the students the chance to meet and network with many industry professionals,” he said.
Senior Samantha Kinkelaar said she appreciates PSU offering these opportunities for the students.
“It’s so important to have these experiences and make these connections,” she said. “We’re very lucky to be at a university that understand that and that puts us in a great position to succeed.”