American Society of Civil Engineers Student Chapter
A National Professional Society at Florida Tech!
The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) is devoted to introducing students of all disciplines to a competitive and professional environment. ASCE represents more than 145,000 members of the civil engineering profession worldwide and is America’s largest engineering society. Members are global leaders in the advancement of civil engineering practice while advocating the importance of infrastructure and a better quality of life.
The ASCE student chapter at Florida Tech is ranked as one of the highest amongst all the student chapters in the ASCE southeastern regional conference. Being a member of this organization is a great way to become familiar with the civil engineering profession while also engaging in the ASCE National Concrete Canoe and ASCE/AISC National Steel Bridge competitions.
Benefits of being an ASCE student chapter member at Florida Tech include:
- Scholarship and Fellowship Opportunities
- Workshops for Student Chapter Leaders
- Leadership opportunities and activities
- Interaction with Industry Professionals
- ASCE Southeastern Student Conference
- ASCE National Concrete Canoe Competition
- ASCE/AISC National Steel Bridge Competition
- ASCE Student Leadership Award
- M.H. Williams Construction Eric Primavera Memorial
ASCE Student Chapter Endowment
The ASCE Southeastern Student Conference
Held every spring, the ASCE Southeastern Student Conference is hosted by an ASCE student chapter belonging to the conference. Each year the conference consists of professional/technical competitions designed to enhance classroom learning and promote professionalism. The competitions consist of project planning and construction, technical presentations, business meetings, social activities, and an awards banquet. Students can network with ASCE professionals and members as well as compete, while interacting with other student chapter members, forming life-long friendships.
Since its inception, the Florida Tech ASCE student chapter has competed at the national level seven times, ranking in the top tier four out of the seven times. For the 2014-2015 school year, Florida Tech placed ninth out of twenty-six schools in the southeastern conference (often regarded to as the most difficult conference in the country).