Concrete Canoe Mold, getting ready for concrete

USC ASCE Newsletter for February 11, 2014

Hi ,

We're holding a Speaker Meeting with reps from John A. Martin & Associates (structural engineering firm) next Thursday, Feb. 20, from 5:15 – 6:20 pm in KAP 158. Free Chick fil-A!

There will also be a mandatory meeting for PSWC attendees next week, with an option of attending Wednesday at 9:30pm or Thursday at 6:30pm. Look out for an email with details.

All of our design teams have meetings this week; most notably, Concrete Canoe Pour Day is all day this Sunday, 2/16More details below. 

Nick Halsey
Membership Chair, USC ASCE

2013 Canoe Pour Day

Concrete Canoe Pour Day

Date: this Sunday, 2/16
Time: 10:30am - 6pm or later
Location: KAP Basement Canoe Area (above sub-basement by the big door)
RSVP: email

Concrete Canoe pour day is this weekend! Attendance is required for all canoe team members and strongly encouraged for all other design team members.

Pour day is where we place all of the concrete and reinforcement into the mold, where it will cure for the next month before being beautified for competition. All three layers of concrete must be placed in one day, so we need all hands on deck.

This is a great way to get to know the rest of ASCE and for new members to get involved. We'll have food and fun!

PSWC 2014 Planning Underway

PSWC 2014 Update

We're in the process of creating individual schedules based on the events everyone signed up for, and will be finalizing small event captains soon. There will be a mandatory meeting next week; please look for an email later.

15th Annual LA YMF Student Night and Job Fair 

Date: March 7, 2014
Time: 2 - 9pm
RSVP: sign up here, and email if you want to go together

LA YMF's 15th Annual Student Night and Job Fair will be held on Friday, March 7, 2014 at the Double Tree by Hilton Hotel, in Downtown Los Angeles. This event gathers over 200 students from the 11 universities in the ASCE LA Section: Cal Baptist, Cal Poly SLO, Cal Poly Pomona, CSUF, CSULA, CSULB, CSUN, LMU, UCI, UCLA, and USC. This annual event recognizes outstanding students from these local 11 universities with scholarships and awards, provides students with an opportunity to find employment, and facilitates interactions among employers, young professionals, and students from the 11 universities.

More details available on the LA YMF website →

Concrete Canoe Updates

Pour day is this Sunday, 2/16 (see above). We have a lot to do in preparation including finishing up our mold as well as building our asteroid-inspired canoe stand. We'll be holding a practice concrete pour event this Friday, 2/14, from 3-7pm in KAP to place the concrete shell on the asteroid stand. We're also going to put the finishing touches on the mold and prep for pour day this Saturday, 2/15, starting 11am. Join us if you're available!

General Meeting Times (meet in KAP Lobby):

Tuesdays 1-3pm

Thursdays 3-5pm

Fridays 3-5pm

Aesthetics – Fridays 2-3pm, meet in KAP Lobby

Structures – Mondays 7-8pm, meet in KAP Lobby

Paddling – Sundays 9:30am-1:30pm, meet outside KAP, RSVP to (not meeting this week)

Environmental Team Updates

We're holding our next meeting this Wednesday, 2/12 at Tutor Campus Center 320C. We will be testing materials this Sunday, 2/16 during pour day. Be prepared to help out!!!

If you are interested in joining the Environmental Design Team, please email to join our mailing list.

Steel Bridge Schedule

Steel Bridge is meeting twice weekly in the KAP Basement:

Tuesdays 6:30pm

Thursdays 5pm

To join our mailing list or ask any questions, email

Geotech Updates

If you're interested in Geotech, please email to join our mailing list.

Additional Opportunities

Student Engineer Program – Summer 2014 Internships

The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) is currently accepting applications for its Summer 2014 Student Engineer Program (SEP). The goal of the SEP is to provide college engineering students an experiential job training opportunity, including career mentoring, theoretical and technical instruction, and complete project-related, infrastructure work tasks. Student Engineers will be paired with LADWP engineers and work in technical teams within the Water, Power and Joint systems of the organization.
The SEP eligibility requirements and employment application are available here. The deadline to submit a completed application is February 14, 2014. Successful applicants will be notified of their selection by mid March. Work assignments will be arranged to commence upon conclusion of the student’s academic year.

For questions about the program, please email Flor Esguerra at

More information →

2014 City of San Francisco Summer Student Intern Program

For more info:
Due: Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 5PM 
Questions may be emailed to

The City and County of San Francisco is seeking student interns for various architecture/engineering disciplines, to provide support to in-house Engineering • Architecture • Landscape Architecture • Planning • Surveying • GIS • ITT staff. The City Departments that employ interns are the Airport Commission (SFO), Department of Building Inspection (DBI), MTA Municipal Railway (Muni), MTA Department of Parking and Traffic (DPT), Port of San Francisco (Port), Public Utilities Commission (PUC), Department of Public Works (DPW), and Recreation and Park Department (RPD). Interns will gain on-the-job experience under the guidance of experienced professional engineers, architects, planners and surveyors. Interns will participate in various activities in the respective City Departments.

Morley Builders, one of the largest Southern California-based general contractors, is looking for top engineering students from USC to join our Preconstruction Team for challenging and rewarding careers as Preconstruction Engineers and Preconstruction Summer Interns. In these positions, you will assist the Preconstruction Manager and other Team members with all aspects of the Preconstruction process, including but not limited to project planning, cost estimation and value engineering, design and constructability reviews, and BIM coordination on a variety of commercial and multi-family residential building projects.

Morley will be interviewing for these positions on February 24th. Please apply via Viterbi connectSC (ID#1141). The deadline to apply February 17th.

Key USC Recruiting Dates:
• Resume Submission Deadline: February 17th
• On-Campus Interviews: February 24th

We are recruiting for the following roles:
• Preconstruction Engineer (full-time permanent)
• Preconstruction Intern (20-40 hours/week, 3-6 months)

About Us:
Morley Builders is one of the largest Southern California-based general contractors, specializing in major civic structures, educational and research facilities, parking structures, commercial, retail, medical and healthcare buildings, and multifamily residential complexes. Additionally, Morley has expertise in design-build, seismic strengthening, renovation and preservation, architectural concrete, and LEED® certified/sustainable projects. As a member of Engineering New Record’s (ENR) “Top 400 Contractors,” Morley is prominent in the top echelon of Southern California building constructors each year. Our 65+ years of experience has helped us gain the experience necessary to provide the construction leadership, the right tools, and the skilled, creative people to meet any construction challenge.

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