USC ASCE Newsletter for February 18, 2016

Hi ,

This Friday ASCE is going to be putting together a Sports Day! Part of PSWC is competing in a variety of sports and so in preparation we are going to be practicing! Come out on Friday! See details below. In addition, Saturday we are going on a hike! See details below. 

If you are interested in attending a student Night and Job Fair with ASCE LA YMF, the event is on Friday March 4th, and the registration deadline is February 19th. If you are interested in a position on the E-Board next year, you can start attending the E-Board meetings this semester to get more familiar with the positions. See below for more information.

The design teams are meeting this week. We will have Surveying practices from next week as well. See below for design team meeting schedules. If you haven't payed your membership, or PSWC dues yet, please make sure you do it this week.

The membership form is available here!  Dues are $30. You can submit the membership dues to our mailbox in KAP 213, to our treasurer Jason Loui, your design team captains or at an upcoming meeting.


Saina Vosoghi & Branden Currey
Co-Membership Chairs,


Sports Day

February 19, 4:00pm,        Century Apts

Come play sports and practice for PSWC! We will meet in front of the Lyon Center at 4pm and then head over to Century.



February 20, 9:00am

Interested in going for a hike this Saturday? Fill out the form below! We will be meeting in front of KAP at 9am. Still deciding on the hike but mostly likely will be Eaton Falls! Afterwards we will go get lunch and then head back to campus.


ASCE LA YMF Student Night and Job Fair

Date: Friday, March 4th, 2016
Time: 2pm-5pm Job Fair, 5pm-6pm 
Cost: $20
Venue: LA Hotel Downtown (333 S. Figueroa St.) - we will coordinate rides from USC together

Register online at by February 26! After February 19, the student registration price will rise from $20 to $30.
Featuring companies and firms across the metropolitan area and students from 11 local universities, SNJF is the premier event for student job opportunities and recognizing student accomplishments through awards and scholarships. Multiple USC ASCE members have gotten internships and full-time jobs out of this event. Additionally, the admin  scholarships will be announced at the dinner. Come to support your fellow Trojans and network with other students and professionals in the Los Angeles region!


ASCE Los Angeles Engineers Week: Elementary School Day 

When: Tuesday, February 23, 2016, 10a-2p

Where: Los Angeles City Hall

Come volunteer at E-week's Elementary School Day! You'll get a chance to interact with elementary school kids while to leading a tour through City Hall or guiding them through a hands-on activity. Share your experiences and show kids the possibilities of pursuing a career in engineering!
Lunch will be provided and you'll get an e-week t-shirt - sign up at the link below!


ASCE LA YMF Drought Presentation 

When: Tue, Feb. 23rd, 2016, 6 PM-8 PM

Where: MWD's Committee Room (Lower Level) located at Union Station. 700 N Alameda St, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Who: Contact Hugo Camberos ( to learn more

Celebrate Engineer's Week 2016 and join LA YMF for a technical presentation from the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, Metropolitan Water Department, MWH Global and California's Regional Water Quality Control Board, as they discuss the future of California's drought. Come find out what some of California's public agencies have done to mitigate the impacts and help with this issue. In addition, there will be a chance to network with professionals an hour prior to the presentation. 
The flyer is attached here and direct additional questions to Hugo Camberos at


USC ASCE E-Board Meetings

Every Wednesday at 8AM, KAP 209
E-Board meetings are open to all USC ASCE members for the spring semester. Join us if you're interested in helping out or running for an elected position for next year. Breakfast is provided!


Steel Bridge Meeting

We're continuing to work on our bridge so if you're free come and help us out!

Thursday: 5-8pm
Friday: 12-2pm


Concrete Canoe

Tuesday 5PM-6:30PM                KAP basement 

Thursday 5PM-8PM,             KAP 200c 

Friday 1PM-4PM,                KAP basement

We'll be working on the design paper and display!



Friday: 2-2:30 KAP 226

This Friday we are going to work on the design and figure out what we need to buy for construction. 



When: Tuesdays 5-6 PM

Where: in front of BHE

This semester we will be having surveying meetings to get familiar with using the total station. The meetings will involve learning how to set up the total station and how to work with it to measure distances and elevation and other cool things. 

If you have questions, or can't find the location, text or call Saina at (310)-990-6603.


Additional Opportunities

Chi Epsilon Sponsored Kimley-Horn Info Session

Mark your calendars because you are cordially invited to an info session with Kimley-Horn!
Wednesday February 17th from 7:00-8:20pm in KAP 167
We will be providing FREE Chick-Fil-A!
It is highly encouraged to bring your resumes as Kimley-Horn representatives will be looking over them and answering any of your questions post presentation. 
Link to their website for more information on the design consulting firm:
See you then!


FE Preparation Course ( CE-495)

This spring semester, The Sonny Astani Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering is offering a 1-unit CE-495: Seminar in Civil Engineering which will be focused on reviewing the topics covered on the Fundamentals of Engineering exam with an emphasis in surveying. The course will be held on Fridays from 2 - 2:50pm in KAP 165. Please see the attached syllabus for more information. 

If you would like to register for this course, please add it through Web Registration. 


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