A team of four students from UWM’s Peck School of the Arts won first place in the Harbin Engineering University International Collegiate Snow Sculpture Competition.
There were 49 teams (9 international and 40 domestic teams) in the competition. Our students did a remarkable job, turning a huge block of snow into a fine piece of art work in a little more than three days and under 32° to -4° F. (0° to -20° C.) temperatures. The title of the UWM team’s sculpture is “Starting Anew,” which depicts the early spring scenery in Wisconsin. Our students not only performed exceptionally well in the competition, but they were also great ambassadors for the university, Milwaukee, and the United States (UWM’s was the only team from the U.S.).