USC ASCE Newsletter for April 29, 2014

Hi ,

We're holding an End-of-Semester General & Guest Speaker Meeting this Thursday, 5/1 at 5pm in KAP 158. Join us to celebrate our results at PSWC, to announce our new EBoard, and to welcome our guest speakers: George Huang, president, and Ben Baker, University Outreach Coordinator, of ASCE MLAB YMF. Please RSVP here so that we can provide enough food for everyone.

Speaking of EBoard, the 2014-2015 USC ASCE Executive Board Elections are now closed. Thank you to everyone who voted. The results will be announced at this Thursday's meeting, and the new EBoard will take over next week.

The ASCE Los Angeles Section Younger Member Forums are sponsoring one student to attend the ASCE Global Engineering Conference, which will take place in Panama this October. Details below.

Nick Halsey
Membership Chair, USC ASCE

End-of-Semester General & Guest Speaker Meeting

Date: Thursday, May 1, 2014
Time: 5pm
Location: KAP 158
RSVP here by 4/30

Join us as we wrap up a successful year with our final general meeting. We'll celebrate our PSWC 2014 Results with an event-by-event breakdown of our victories, announce our new 2014-2015 Executive Board, and welcome guest speakers George Huang and Ben Baker, President and University Outreach Coordinator of the ASCE Metropolitan Los Angeles Branch Younger Member Forum (MLAB YMF). RSVP so we can order enough food for everyone!

ASCE Global Engineering Conference 2014: LA YMF Sponsorship

The Los Angeles Section Younger Member Forums (YMF) of ASCE (Los Angeles, Orange County, San Joaquin, San Bernardino/Riverside, and Santa Barbara/Ventura) have agreed to sponsor one college student to attend the 2014 ASCE Global Conference in Panama City, Panama, on October 7-11, 2014. The recipient will receive up to $1500 in reimbursement for the cost of registration, flight, and room (all receipts required). Attending ASCE’s Annual Civil Engineering Conference grants you the opportunity to receive points for your Student Chapter Annual Report, not to mention the opportunity to rub elbows with the world’s best and brightest engineers!

Please visit for more details on the conference. Listed below are the general requirements for applicants. The applicant must be:

  • Enrolled in an accredited university (need proof of enrollment for Fall 2014)
  • Majoring in Civil Engineering or a related field
  • An active member of an ASCE Student Chapter (USC ASCE!)

Applications are due by Saturday, May 31, 2014 and will be judged for originality, content, structure, and grammar.

Steel Bridge Updates

The bridge team is currently working on making minor improvements to the bridge, in preparation for their national competition in May. Please come to our weekly meetings to help out!

Tuesdays, 6:30pm, KAP Basement

Thursdays, 5:00pm, KAP Basement

Additional Opportunities

Chevron El Segundo Construction Engineering Job Openings

USC Alum Marcelo Hernadez (MSME 2008) has reached out to us in search of candidates for job openings in Construction Engineering at the Chevron El Segundo Refinery. If you're interested, please send your resume via email to:

Student Scholarships Available for 5/1 Water Financing Symposium

College students studying California water policy are encouraged to attend Keep It Flowing: Financing California’s Water Future. To apply, students should submit a simple form found here. Scholarships are made possible thanks to the support of Gloria Gray, Director at West Basin Municipal Water District.

Keep It Flowing will explore innovative methods to drive funding to critical water projects and the governance changes that would facilitate a move to a more secure infrastructure funding future. A diverse roster of panelists will discuss financing methods that agencies, nonprofits and others can use to leverage traditional funding mechanisms to create even greater impact.  


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