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We're holding our next event this week: a USC ASCE barbecue! Join us this Friday, October 4th, from 3-5pm at McCarthy Quad for free food, fun, prizes, and to get to know everyone in USC ASCE. RSVP here so we have enough food.

Concrete Canoe's five sub-teams are meeting weekly to design and plan our canoe. It's never too late to get involved in any sub-teams you're interested in, see the full schedule below. As our aesthetics team finalizes our canoe theme ideas, we'll be opening up voting on theme ideas to all of USC ASCE in next week's newsletter, so look out for it!

Thanks for everyone who came to bridge today. Steel Bridge will be holding another bridge design meeting Friday (10/4) from 12-12:30pm at the KAP lobby. Please come with any questions or ideas you may have.

If you haven't already, you should subscribe to our USC ASCE calendars to stay up to date on all of our events. Our next guest speaker meeting is Tuesday, October 15, at 6, with John Hogan, CEO of Hall & Foreman, Inc.

Nick Halsey
Membership Chair, USC ASCE


We're hosting a USC ASCE BBQ this Friday from 3-5 at McCarthy Quad (at the grills by the USCard office). Join us for free food, games, prizes, and to get to know your fellow ASCE members. Please RSVP here so we have enough food!

Concrete Canoe Sub-Teams

This year, our canoe team is split into five sub-teams to maximize our results and make it easier to get involved in the things you're interested in. Each team holds weekly meetings, and you can get involved in any of them any time. No experience is required to join any of the teams!

Aesthetics – Mondays at 5:15pm, KAP 167, 3rd meeting next week

Structures – Mondays at 6:30pm, SAL Commons, 2nd meeting next week

Construction – Thursdays at 4pm, KAP Lobby, 1st meeting this week (today)

Mix Design – Friday 2pm KAP lobby, 2nd meeting this week, ending early to go to the BBQ

Paddling – Sundays 9:30 AM in front of KAP, 3ndmeeting this Sunday (need to RSVP to

If you want to join the general canoe mailing list, email us at and we'll make sure you get our more detailed updates. You can find details on what each design team does in last week's newsletter.

Steel Bridge Updates

Thank you for everyone who came out to our bridge design meeting today.

Our next meeting time is Friday (10/4) from 12-12:30pm in the KAP lobby, and we will be discussing our bridge design again. Please come with any questions or ideas you may have. Or if you wanted to practice or didn't come to the information sessions, we will be having brief sessions afterwards to practice and be accustomed to the machines. Hope to see you then.

If you're interested in getting involved with steel bridge, email us at and we'll add you to the bridge mailing list.

John Hogan

Second Guest Speaker Meeting: 10/15, 6pm – John Hogan, CEO of Hall & Foreman, Inc.

Join us for our 2nd speaker meeting of the year with John Hogan, USC alum and CEO of Hall & Foreman, Inc. Hall & Foreman is a private civil engineering consulting firm located throughout Southern California that performs services in planning, surveying, transportation, water resources engineering, and more.

Mr. Hogan was named ASCE Orange County Branch Engineer of the Year in 2011 and served as ASCE LA Section President in 2012. He will be sharing his experiences in the civil engineering field over the past 39 years. This will be a valuable opportunity to meet and gain insight from a fellow Trojan who is now a CEO in the civil engineering field, so come with questions to ask!

We will have Chipotle, so be sure to RSVP HERE if you are planning to come!

Community Service Event Recap: Vine St. Elementary Edible Garden

A group of USC ASCE members got up early on Saturday morning to help completely rebuild an edible garden at Vine St. Elementary School. Tomás O'Grady of Enrich LA led a team of about 80 volunteers to clear out the old, unmaintained garden and build new raised beds, an irrigation system, a wooden fence, and ...

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Other Opportunities

ASCE Metropolitan Los Angeles Branch (MLAB) will be having their annual Officer Installation & Awards Dinner on Friday, October 18, 2013 at the Los Angeles City Hall. At the event the incoming officers for the Branch, YMF, and Student chapter will be installed. In addition, various projects and individuals that have demonstrated excellence in professional achievement this past year will be honored.

5:00pm – Hosted Reception and Cocktail Hour
5:45pm – Dinner
6:30pm – Awards and Officer Installation

Registration for this event closes on Friday, October 11, 2013 ($20/student). If you are interested in going, please register online and email Since this event is downtown, we can take the bus there together. For more information and to register please visit:

The High Speed Rail Conference is looking for Viterbi volunteers!

This is a great opportunity for you to learn about the California high speed rail project and meet with leading firms, elected officials, and advocates. Volunteers will receive free admission to the conference, watch the great panels and presentations, and attend the networking events.

More Info:

Contact Anthony Le ( if you’re interested!

Scholarships at AWWA

Application Deadline: Jan. 6, 2014

AGC Scholarship

Application Deadline: November 1, 2013


Each of our design teams has its own Google Calendar, in addition to the general USC ASCE one. You can now add these calendars to your own Google, Outlook, iCal, or most other calendar services; find out how.

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