DiSCovery II, its WALL-E stand, and our Space Shuttle cut-away section

USC ASCE Newsletter for March 25, 2014

Hi ,

PSWC is next week! Concrete Canoe and Steel Bridge are meeting every day until the competition to finish everything up, please come out and help! There is a mandatory PSWC meeting tonight at 9:30pm in KAP 156 for all conference attendees.

We're holding a few other events this week, check out the details below!

Nick Halsey
Membership Chair, USC ASCE

USC ASCE Sports Day!

Date: Saturday, 3/29
Time: 1-4pm
Location: Meet outside the Lyon Center at 12:50, or come to Century Apartments and call/text 808-386-3768

We're hosting a sports day to get our sports teams ready for competition at PSWC. Sports will include volleyball, basketball, kan-jam and utimate frisbee. This is a great opportunity to hang out with other civil and environmental engineers!

Concrete Canoe Updates

The canoe is out of the mold, WALL-E and the Asteroid are complete, we have an awesome 7' long space shuttle, and are starting to sand, patch, and stain the outside of the canoe.

Meeting Times (meet in KAP Basement):

Wednesday 4-7 PM

Thursday 3-7 PM

Friday 3-7 PM

Saturday & Sunday a lot, read Jake's emails

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

Paddling – We're only holding a couple more practices, and the paddling team for PSWC has now been finalized. If you're interested, we'll be looking for more paddlers again in the fall!

Environmental Team Updates

Environmental Design Team will be meeting Thursday and Friday evenings. Those going to PSWC are urged to come!

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

Steel Bridge Schedule

Steel Bridge is meeting every day this week in the KAP Basement. Come help out!

To join our mailing list or ask any questions, email

Other Opportunities

City of Coronado
Job Type: Full Time
Coronado, California (CA)

Administrative Intern – Los Angeles County Metroplitan Transit Authority (LA MTA)

Assistant Civil Engineer 1 – City of Downey

MWH Internships and Full Time Positions

Viterbi ConnectSC

Meruelo Group
JOB TITLE: Project Engineers (Interns)
Job ID: 40094
DEADLINE: 3/26/14
Walt Disney Company
JOB TITLE: Undergraduate Intern, Engineering
Job ID: 39822
DEADLINE: 3/26/14

Metropolitan Water District Co-Op Year Round Internship
Application Filing Period: 3/18/14  -  4/18/14

Metropolitan’s Engineering Services Group designs and manages the construction of water-related structures and facilities, including pipelines, water treatment facilities, operations centers, hydropower plants, reservoirs and numerous regulating structures.

LACSD Earth Day Fair- April 12
Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts is hosting its annual Earth Day event in Whittier, CA, and the event features fun and educational activities for all ages. Take a tour of a nearby water reclamation plant and/or materials recovery facility, enjoy music and dance performances, create eco-friendly arts and crafts, and participate in many other activities while learning about environmental issues. This event is free.

VARC Tutor Positions!
Want to help your peers do well in their science and engineering classes? Apply to be a VARC Tutor! Starting pay $9.50/hour, 6-8 hours/week. Work study not needed.Applications are due by 11:59 pm on Sunday, March 30!

Structural Engineers Foundation Scholarships
SEF is currently accepting applications for the upcoming academic year for undergraduate and graduate students studying structural engineering. Applicants will be evaluated based upon scholarship, leadership, and academic involvement . Up to four scholarships will be awarded, each in the amount of $2,000. One of the four scholarships, the Max Zar scholarship, will be awarded to students enrolled in a school in Illinois. We also have a scholarship directed for students of Hispanic descent.

We are distributing the scholarship announcements via email only and we are also sending the application announcements only to a select group of universities. Please make sure your outstanding engineering students are aware of this program. A letter describing the scholarship can be accessed by clicking

Application Form:

The scholarship application deadline is April 30, 2014. Winners will be notified by June 1.

The Railway Association of Southern California (RASC) 2014 Scholarships
Extended Deadline: Apr 8, 2014
2 Undergraduate and 3 Graduate Scholarships
Questions? Contact: Myles Harrold, PE, Vice-President RASC ( or C: (310) 867-5973 )

Since its inception in 1996, the professionals of RASC have had the vision to promote scholastic achievement in the railway industry. Over the past years this has always proved to be successful. The application form is simple and we highly encourage you to share this with other departments in your school and with all the clubs and students involved in the railway industry. The railway industry needs more talented people to enter its ranks as a lot of the experienced professionals retire in the next 5 years. This new generation of professionals needs to enter the workplace with the same passion and vigor that we’ve seen in the baby boomer generation. We can impact our communities and our country by helping shape its future. Mass Transit is the future of urban America and you all are part of this growing movement. Lets pass on our knowledge to the next generation and lend a helping hand.

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