USC ASCE Newsletter for February 24, 2016

Hi ,

We are having MANDATORY meetings for everyone who is going to PSWC. we have two meetings on March 8th and 9th.

Also PSWC is having a donation toward fighting childhood hunger called "Coin Drive". See bellow if you are interested

The Beach day is next Saturday March 5th. It's a lot of fun, and we will be playing volleyball. 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 26th.

 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,


Mandatory PSWC Meeting

Those of you coming to PSWC, we are having mandatory meetings in two weeks on March 8th at 7:00pm and March 9th at 7:00pm in KAP (location tbd). We will go over liability forms and then have some updates on PSWC. Please email or if you cannot make it to either of these meetings.



When: March 5th, 12-5pm
Where: Santa Monica
Why: Food, Fun, and Friendship!

Join us for our second annual Beach Day! We will be hanging out at Santa Monica with UCLA and not only practicing sports for PSWC but also soaking in the beautiful California sun. Please fill this form out if you are coming so we can figure out carpools!


ASCE LA YMF Student Night and Job Fair

Date: Friday, March 4th, 2016
Time: 2pm-5pm, Job Fair, 5pm-6pm, Dinner 6pm-8pm
Cost: $20
Venue: LA Hotel Downtown (333 S. Figueroa St.) - we will coordinate rides from USC together
Register online at by February 26 (deadline extended)

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!


Coin Drive

This year at PSWC there will be a coin drive! It is supporting "Share Our Strength, No Kid Hungry" to help fight childhood hunger. If you have any loose change or just want to donate (we will take cash money too!), please bring them to either the manidtory pswc meetings (March 8th or 9th) or our general meeting on March 10th.


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!



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

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


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!



This week, we will be continuing to work on the environmental design paper and compiling data from our lab analysis. After submission next week, we will go right into building the final version and running tests! If you would like to get involved or receive environmental meeting updates, please shoot an email



When: Tuesdays 5-6 PM

Where: in front of BHE

The practice 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

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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