USC ASCE Newsletter for October 12, 2014

Hi ,

USC ASCE has many events planned for October! Look forward to our 2nd General Body Meeting on Wednesday, October 22 at 6:30pm in KAP 158

As a reminder, the Steel Bridge and Concrete Canoe design teams are starting on their respective projects for the spring 2015 PSWC Conference. New members are always welcome!  No experience needed!

Membership Forms are available here!  Dues are $30.  You can submit the membership dues to our mailbox in KAP 213, to one of our officers, or at an upcoming meeting.

To help everyone keep track of all of our opportunities we've created a set of USC ASCE calendars that you can subscribe to, check them out!To stay updated on all the latest USC ASCE events feel free to join our Facebook page.


Kenya Collins & Jason Loui
Co-Membership Chairs,


General Body Meeting

Date: Wednesday, October 22 at 6:30 pm
KAP 158

We will discuss ASCE's upcoming events for the semester, give updates on design teams, and hear from guest speaker, Jason Oakley.

Jason Oakley is a P.E. and has been working as an Anchor Systems Engineer for Simpson StrongTie for over 12 years. Simpson StrongTie manufactures lumber connections.


LADWP Water Main Break Presentation

Taix French Restaurant
October 29, 2014 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Come join LA YMF and MLAB for a technical presentation about the Sunset Boulevard trunk line break. On July 29, 2014, a water trunk line broke under Sunset Boulevard in the Westwood area, which caused the loss of 20 million gallons of water, the closure of Sunset Boulevard, and flooding throughout the neighborhood area including the UCLA campus.

Our guest speaker, Mr. Joe Castruita, LADWP Director of Water Distribution, will present on the details of the Sunset Boulevard trunk line break and discuss the endeavor to repair it safely and promptly.

Dinner is included as part of the registration. Student registration is $10.

Click here to view the event page.

There are a few spots available to carpool with current USC ASCE members. Contact Vice President, Tedman Tran at


Steel Bridge

1)  Date: Monday, Oct. 13
     Time: 5:30 PM

2)  Date: Friday, Oct. 17
     Time: 12:00 PM

Location: KAP Lobby

Steel Bridge Design Meetings: Sundays at 4:00 pm in KAP 209.

Steel Bridge has created a DropBox account to make information available to all members. Download the official rules, view pictures of previous bridges, and review the presentation from the first meeting.

As always, new members are always welcome!


Concrete Canoe

Canoe Sub-Team Meetings this week...

Structures: Monday, Oct. 13 @ 6:00 PM in KAP 166

Aesthetics: Tuesday, Oct. 14 @ 5:00 PM in THH 121

Mix Design: Friday, Oct. 17 @ 2:00 PM meet in KAP Lobby

Construction: Friday, Oct. 17 @ 3:00 PM meet in KAP Lobby

Paddling: Sunday, Oct. 19 @ 9:30 AM, meet outside KAP (Canoe Captains will send an email later this week you can RSVP to)


Canoe Sub-Teams

The canoe team works in sub-teams for the fall semester to help make our work as efficient as possible and to facilitate everyone focusing on their areas of interest. No experience is required to join any of the teams, and most members join multiple!


Every Sunday, we carpool to Newport Bay Aquatic Center where we practice paddling real canoes in preparation for the racing component of our concrete canoe competition. We’ll stop at In-n-Out Burger on the way back and return to campus by around 1:30 PM.


Announcing USC ASCE's First Sponsor for PSWC 2014-15: Patrick Lumber Company

We're pleased to announce our first sponsor for the 2014-15 academic year: Patrick Lumber Company. Patrick Lumber is a lumber distributor, exporter, and re-manufacturer specializing in Vertical Grain Doug Fir, Western Red Cedar, Southern Yellow Pine, Hemlock, and more since 1915. As a Cardinal and Gold Sponsor, they will provide valuable funding to support our Concrete Canoe and Steel Bridge projects and our USC team at the 2015 ASCE Pacific Southwest Conference.

Know a company that may be interested in becoming a sponsor? Send them to our sponsorship page.


ASCE Intramural Basketball Team

The ASCE Intramural Basketball team is still going strong. If you are interested in joining, contact Kevin Gibson at

Fight On!


Additional Opportunities 

Turner Construction Information Session

Wednesday, October 15th from 6:00 to 8:00 pm

Location: SMG 101

Come learn more about what Turner Construction has to offer to engineering and architecture students. Bring a printed copy of your resume. This is an amazing opportunity to network with professionals in the civil engineering field. 


Turner Construction Tailgate

USC vs Colorado

Saturday, October 18th from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm

Location: Across from KAP, Between PSA & DRB

(Look for Turner Canopy)

Cheer on your USC Trojan Football team with a unique opportunity to meet the men, women and USC Alumni of Turner Construction Company.

Turner Construction will be giving away a free iPad Mini.*

*Eligibility Requirements: Students must personally attend the Info Session on 10.15.14 AND Tailgate on 10.18.14. Majors: Architecture, Business, Civil (All Concentrations), Electrical, Environmental, ISE and Mechanical (Resumes will be used for verification). Students must complete online resume profile.

Winner must be present at Tailgate on 10.18.14 to claim prize.

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