Virginia Tech Students Take First Place in the 17th Annual Carlson Software National Senior Design Competition

October 21st, 2014


MAYSVILLE, Kentucky, U.S.A. (October 2014) –Carlson Software will present its 2014 National Senior Mine Design Competition first place award to Kevin Douglas and Will Conrad, students at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech)in Blacksburg, VA.

Jeremy Hundley, John Cybriwsky, William Axtell, and William Walker of the University of Kentucky took second place, while John Chmelik, Tyler Fortner, and Tyler Jackson at West Virginia University in Morgantown, WV were the third place winners.

Carlson Software sponsors the annual competition open to Accredited Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc. (ABET) mining engineering schools. Each school is invited to participate regardless of Carlson Software use. Carlson Software supports the mining engineering academic community by sponsoring the senior design competition andproviding its software free to qualifying institutions.

The winning project receives $2,000; the second place project receives $1,000; and the third place project is awarded $500. Each student receives a certificate documenting the achievement and each school has a running plaque that is updated by Carlson Software.

Carlson Software will present the awards following lunch on Friday, Oct. 24, at the Joint Fall Meeting of the Kentucky Coal Association (KCA) and the Central Appalachian Section of SME (CAS), being held Oct. 23-24, at the Hilton Hotel downtown in Lexington, Ky.

Carlson Software, which is headquartered in Maysville, Ky., develops technically advanced software and integrated hardware providing full project life cycle solutions to the land development and mining professional. The industries served include land surveying, civil engineering, construction/machine control, mining, accident/crime reconstruction, and agriculture. For more information about Carlson Software, visit



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