2015 ASCE Convention Information

Hi ,

As we gear up for summer break, it's time to start thinking about a big ASCE opportunity for this fall: the annual ASCE Convention. This year's convention will be in New York City, October 11-15, 2015.

If you are interested in attending the convention, you are required to apply for the $1000 student sponsorship provided by ASCE LA YMF (details below). We will also apply for funding from several sources at USC, but the estimated costs (not including food and ground transportation) are $1000. Best-case-scenario, the cost could be lowered to as low as $200-300 with funding, but start saving up either way. The YMF sponsorship application also serves as your application to attend with USC ASCE and is due by June 15, 2015.

This newsletter contains information about this year's conference in New York, ASCE LA YMF conference sponsorship information, and summaries from previous ASCE national conferences from our blog. The convention is a great way to learn more about the professional levels of ASCE.

Our travel team will be selected from the USC ASCE members that submit essays for the YMF sponsorship, based on the quality of the essay and involvement in USC ASCE. We plan to bring 4-8 members based on interest and funding. I hope you will consider joining us for this special event!

Nick Halsey
2015-16 President
USC ASCE

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2015 ASCE Convention, New York, New York

The ASCE Convention is the Society flagship membership event. It is the single annual opportunity that the entire Society is represented together and therefore needs to reflect the diversity that ASCE encompasses. The program for the Convention will be of an integrated, cross-cultural, technical, and educational nature.

Conference topics:

• State of the industry and profession

• Professional, leadership, and technical training

• Cross-discipline technical projects

• Causes, effects, and mitigation of natural and man-made catastrophes

• ASCE strategic issues and public policy

• Significant projects

• History & heritage

For students, the convention is an excellent opportunity to meet and network with industry professionals from around the country. Check out the convention website for more information.

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ASCE Convention Sponsorship

The ASCE Younger Member Forums (YMF) of the Los Angeles Section (Los Angeles, Orange County, San Joaquin, San Bernardino/Riverside, and Santa Barbara/Ventura) have agreed to sponsor one college student to attend the 2015 ASCE Convention in New York City, New York, on October 11-14, 2015. The recipient will receive up to $1000 in reimbursement for the cost of registration, flight, and room (all receipts required). Please visit http://asceconvention.org/ for more details.

Listed below are the general requirements for applicants.  The applicant must be:

• Enrolled in an accredited university (provide proof of enrollment for Fall 2015)

• Majoring in Civil Engineering or a related field

• An active member of an ASCE Student Chapter

The recipient will be selected based on the following criteria:

• 40% ASCE Involvement

• 50% Written Essay

• 10% Attention to Detail

Essays will be judged for originality, content, structure, and grammar. Essay Question:

ASCE, ACEC and APWA recently co-founded the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure (ISI), which develops and maintains a sustainability rating system for civil infrastructure called Envision™.

• Select a piece of infrastructure in your neighborhood that needs public investment. 

• In what ways would you suggest that we incorporate sustainable practices into the reconstruction or rehabilitation of that project? 

• Address at least 3 of 5 Envision Credit Areas (Quality of Life, Leadership, Resource Allocation, Natural World, and Climate & Risk).

The application can be found here. Email your completed application to mlab.ymf.university.outreach@gmail.com NO LATER than Monday, June 15, 2015, and CC uscasce@usc.edu.
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2014 ASCE Global Engineering Conference Panama in Pictures

2014 ASCE Global Engineering Conference Panama in Pictures

Author: Nick Halsey

Five USC representatives traveled to Panama City, Panama last week for the 2014 ASCE Global Engineering Conference. In addition to attending various technical sessions and networking with professionals, we visited several significant architectural and engineering sites, including the Panama Canal.

See the pictures on our blog!

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2013 ASCE National Conference Photos

2013 ASCE National Conference Photos

Author: Elise Takebayashi

All of our photos from the 2013 ASCE National Conference in Charolatte, North Carolina. See the pictures on our blog!

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2013 ASCE National Conference

2013 ASCE National Conference

Author: Elise Takebayashi

Eight of our officers represented USC ASCE at the 2013 ASCE National Conference in Charlotte, NC. They networked with industry professionals and learned more about the work that ASCE does at the national level. We're already looking forward to next year's conference: the ASCE Global Engineering Conference in Panama City, Panama!

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