Newsletter for October 31th, 2016

Hi ,

**Today there will be a Halloween Party hosted by the CEE department in KAP209! There will be food, music, and a costume contest with cash prizes. Costumes are a must for entry :)**

WSCL: We have reached the maximum allowed participant from USC to the event and are no longer accepting any other applicants.Thank you to those who applied!

Design team are meeting this week, see below for days and time.

This Friday we will be going out to the California Science Center to the Exhibit: "The Science Behind Pixar". Please see below for sign up and details!

Come out this Saturday to enjoy a fun pub crawl with UCLA, CSLB, AND CSUN! It'll be a good way to connect with other ASCE chapters

The membership form is available here!  Please remember to fill out the membership form in order to become an official member! Dues are $30. Please read the form for information on how to submit your payment:

Elizabeth Gu


WSCL - Workshop for Student Chapter Leaders

We have reached the maximum allowed participant from USC to the event and are no longer accepting any other applicants.Thank you to those who applied!


CEE Halloween Party

Date: Monday, October 31st
Time: 12:00pm
Place: KAP 209

The Civil and Environmental department is hosting a Halloween party TOMORROW! With music, food, and a costume contest with cash prizes. COSTUMES REQUIRED OR NO ENTRY! This is a great opportunity to meet some fellow CEE's, go with your big/little buddy, and to dress up for Halloween! Monday, October 31, KAP 209, 12:00pm


The Science Behind Pixar

Location: California Science Center in Exposition Park
Date: Friday afternoon! 11/4/15
Fee: $9 for tickets

Come join us Friday afternoon as we head over to the California Science Center in Exposition Park to check out their latest exhibition, "The Science Behind Pixar." Tickets are $9.

Please fill out the following form marking your interest with the times that work with you! We will coordinate a time to walk over that is best for the most people:


UCLA ASCE: Santa Monica Pub Crawl

Date: Saturday, November 5th
Time: 4:00-7:00pm
Place: Cabo Cantina - Brentwood

UCLA ASCE student chapter has organized a joint social event – Santa Monica Pub Crawl - with USC, CSLB and CSUN this Saturday NOVEMBER 5th. Here is more details:

It isn't going to be too formal, and I hope we can do other collaborative events in Winter and Spring. I hope that some of your student chapter members can make it out to the event. It should be a good time.


Concrete Canoe

Hi Canoers!

Meeting times should be back to normal this week! We're going to try to mix more than usual, so our normal structures and aesthetics meetings will now be time for mixing! We'll be meeting in KAP Basement on:

Tuesday: 4:30-6:30 PM
Thursday: 5-7 PM

Paddling: Sunday, 9 AM-2 PM (Email us if you're coming)

Don't forget long pants and closed shoes if you're coming to mix! If you have any questions or concerns, email us at Looking forward to seeing everyone!


Steel Bridge

Date: This Wednesday!
Time: 4:30pm
Place: KAP 134

Hey fellow steelers!

Thanks to everyone who came out to the machine shop tour last week! This week we will be continuing our regular meeting times. Please meet Wednesday at 4:30 @  KAP 134.  We'll be going over our bridge design, so please come with some ideas and any questions! See y'all there!



Cool workshops/ events coming up in the greater LA area:

Date: November 12th
Time: 9sm-6pm
Place: CSULB

November 12, 2016, 9 am-6 pmWestern Pacific Regional Conference: Engineers for a Sustainable World (Confirmed sessions include DIY Biofuels workshop, Solar energy workshop, Sustainability Careers & Green Jobs Panel, and more! Registration for non-CSULB students is $20 which includes lunch and snacks; Locations is CSULB) More details here:

Upcoming: ENE Scholarship Night

Are you feeling lost for scholarship applications? Want to find out more about what Environmental Engineering scholarships are out there? Look out for our upcoming Scholarship Night!

Date: November 7, 2016 (Monday)
Time: 5 pm
Place: TBA



USC ASCE now has a snapchat! Keep up to date with the latest action going on within USC ASCE. Check us out @USCASCE


Additional Opportunities

Become LEED Accredited - LEED Green Associate (GA) Training

Interested in getting involved in the Green Building Industry? Opportunities are plentiful in the field of sustainable design and LEED is at its forefront.

Cost for class: $300 ($200 for full time students)

When: November 3rd 2016 – 6:00PM to 10:00 PM
Where: UCLA - Boelter Hall – Room 4275

If you cannot attend the above session, there will also be identical workshops at other campuses nearby:


When: November 5th 2016 – 1:00PM to 5:00 PM
Where: Cal Poly Pomona – Building 3 (Science) – Room 2137
- Or -


When: November 6th 2016 – 1:00PM to 5:00 PM
Where: UC Riverside - Winston Chung - Room 205/206 -
- Or -

Long Beach

When: November 7th 2016 – 6:00PM to 10:00 PM
Where: CSU Long Beach – Vivian Engineering Center - Room 322 -

LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is simply a green-rating point system, or a scorecard. The more energy efficient and sustainable a building is, the more points it will earn. To date, this course and its materials have proven to be instrumental in helping over 5000 students pass their respective exam at a 100% pass rate. This course is offered at a quarter of the price and time as the competition and is geared at allowing students to graduate with letters after their name!

Just as Buildings can be LEED certified, people in the sustainable construction industry can become LEED Professionals. The LEED Green Associate (GA) credential is the only entry level sustainability designation and shows employers and clients that you have certified knowledge in the green building industry. A new LEED rating system (v4) was introduced last month and this training course is one of the few that has been updated to teach the current rating system. This course meets the exam’s eligibility requirements and the USGBC charges a $100 (reduced for students) fee for the actual exam which can be taken at any time at your nearest Prometric center.


Infrastructure Vision 2050 Challenge for Futuristic Transportation Systems

HEROX is reaching out to the problem solver community to conceptualize a futuristic transportation system for the third and the final phase of the Infrastructure Vision 2050 challenge.

The Build phase is seeking transportation solutions which will carry people from wherever they are to wherever they want to go, and do so in a way that far exceeds the efficiency and safety of today's transportation models. It should be able to serve the United States population in the year 2050 and beyond.

Prize Details: The total prize purse for the build phase is $ 100,000 USD. In addition to monetary prizes, winners shall receive tremendous exposure for their work.

Application Instructions: Last date for submission is December 15, 2016. No entry fee is required. Innovators may originate from any country.

Guidelines/ Registration Link: You may visit the Infrastructure Vision 2050 challenge page for complete challenge guidelines and to register as an innovator.

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