Newsletter for November 8th, 2016

Hi ,

Join us for our 2nd ASCE General Meeting coming up next Wednesday!

We are currently searching for someone interested in writing this year's technical paper at the Pacific Southwest Conference. If you would like to contribute please see below for more details on how to get in on the scoop :)

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

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


ASCE Second General Meeting

Date: Next Wednesday! 11/16/16
Time: 6:30-7:30pm
Place: TBD

Come out to our second general meeting to find out more about current design team status and how to sign up for PSWC! We will be having our second official general meeting Wednesday, November 16, 2016 6:30-7:30 PM room TBD. USC ASCE member t shirts will be handed out so make sure you are officially registered and your dues are paid! As always, dinner will be provided!


PSWC Technical Paper Competition

Each year, as part of the Pacific South West Conference, there is a competition for technical paper. If you are interested in writing a technical paper and possibly win monetary prizes, please see the details below:

2017 Topic: "Is it ethical for university engineering faculty to teach technical subject matter to engineering students without obtaining professional licensure?"
Some states require this (such as Idaho) while some states do not. How does that affect the success of a university program? Should all 50 states be consistent with this? Should there be additional routes to obtain professional licensure, such as through research and a doctorate degree?

I. The Daniel W. Mead Prize for Students may be awarded annually on the basis of a paper on professional ethics. Each year the specific topic of the contest for the forthcoming year shall be selected by the Committee on Student Members for the Student Award.
II. Members of Student Organizations of the Society who are in good standing at the time their papers are submitted are eligible for the contest, unless they have previously received the national award for which they are competing.
III. Papers for the national contests shall (a) be limited to one paper from each Student Organization; (b) not exceed 2,000 words in length; (c) be written by only one person; and (d) not have previously been published in other than school or Society publications.
IV. The Committee on Student Members shall review each submission and recommend the top five student papers as Society finalists, of which one may be selected as the national winner for approval by the Executive Committee.
V. All finalists shall receive an appropriate certificate recognizing their achievements. If there is a national winner, they shall receive a wall plaque rather than a certificate.

Please fill out this form if you are interested, and we will contact you with more details about the competition:


Concrete Canoe


Meetings are a little crazy, but we're going to start working on the mold this week and doing some more mixing!

Structures and Aesthetics: MEETINGS CANCELLED THIS WEEK
Mix Design: Thursday, 5-7 PM in KAP Basement
Construction: Friday, time TBA in KAP Basement

We're getting long sleeves! Fill out this form to see the design and order one:

We also have a KBBQ and game night social this weekend! Fill out the form if you're interested:

Email us at if you have any questions or concerns. See you soon!


Steel Bridge

Date: This Wednesday!
Time: 4:30pm
Place: In front of Tennis Courts

Hey Steel Bridgers!

Time to start practicing some fabrication and assembly! We’ll be getting our hands dirty this week with some saw practice!! Get stoked to learn how to chop some steel pieces and try out our portable saw!

Come join us this Wednesday, 11/9 at 4:30 PM in front of KAP by the Tennis Courts. If you can’t make it, no worries, just shoot us an email at or message the GroupMe!

Remember to wear closed-toe shoes and long pants if you're coming. Hope to see y’all on Wednesday!



Western Pacific Regional Conference: Engineers for a Sustainable World:

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:



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

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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