USC ASCE Newsletter for October 26, 2015

Hi ,

This week we will be having mock interviews. Please sign up for the event and send your resumes to Make sure you don't miss the deadline to register for WSCL if you are interested in going to Alaska and meet new students from other colleges; please refer to the email we sent for instructions. Design teams are continuing their weekly meetings and would love new members to sign up. We also have a couple social events coming up that you don't want to miss! Follow us on social media for constant updates on future events and new opportunities to be involved!

We are also looking for a captain for the Geotech Design Competition. No experience is required! For more information, contact an e-board member or email 

The membership form is available here!  Dues are $30. You can submit the membership dues to our mailbox in KAP 213, to our treasurer Jason Loui, your design team captains or at an upcoming meeting.


Saina Vosoghi & Branden Currey
Co-Membership Chairs,


Career Series: Mock Interview

Mock Interviews with ASCE LA YMF

Date: Thurs, Oct 29

Time: 6p – 7p

Location: KAP 209

It’s job hunting season! You’ve polished your resume, but now it’s time to learn how to ace the interview. Come get some tips from civil engineering professionals at this Thursday’s Mock Interview session with ASCE LA YMF members. They’ll help you practice answering the tough questions and give you constructive advice on how to improve. 

2015-2016 Second General Meeting Recap

2015-2016 Second General Meeting Recap

This past Thursday, September 22nd marked USC ASCE's second general meeting for the school year.  Food was catered by Chick-Fil-A, featuring yummy chicken strips, chicken salad, and fruit salad for everyone to enjoy. The meeting highlighted several of our recent past events, including a plan reading workshop, internship panel, job walk, resume workshop, and meeting with ASCE Region 9 Director Jay Higgins. The eight representatives who attended the ASCE 2015 Convention in New York City were also able to share their experiences with other members.

Details for the 2016 Pacific Southwest Conference (PSWC) were revealed to the general membership. Design team captains gave updates on their progress, and the PSWC coordinators introduced the official list of secondary competitions. The general USC ASCE t-shirts for 2015-2016, which will be worn at PSWC 2016, was debuted to the membership. The front  of the shirt features the new USC ASCE logo, while the back of the shirt features a cityscape graphic with the motto "bridging the gap between engineering and friendship."

For anyone who was not able to attend or would like to revisit the presentation, please click the following link:
USC ASCE 2nd General Meeting 2015-16 

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ASCE Tailgate

Date: Saturday, November 7th
Time: TBA
Location: TBA

Come hangout with all your ASCE friends for the last home game. We will be tailgating before the game, and it is guaranteed to be a great time. And of course, expect food, fun, and friendship! During halftime of the game  we will also be volunteering for Pass the Can, since if you help out you get a free ticket, t-shirt, and Yogurtland! If you have questions about signing up for Pass the Can, please talk to Rich


Steel Bridge Meeting

Wednesday: 4pm-6pm
Friday: 12pm-2pm

KAP Sub-basement

This week we're going to fabricate one of last year's trusses to get a feel for the technique for this year's bridge. We're still working on our machine skills, but feel free to join us and learn even if you're brand new!


Concrete Canoe Sub-team meetings

This week we will be testing out more pigment variations to create a tie dye look, as well as continuing to work with our new lightweight mixes and practicing concrete placement for pour day!

Structures: Tuesdays 6PM, KAP 150
Aesthetics: Wednesday 6PM, KAP 167
Mix Design: Friday 2PM, KAP Basement
Construction: Friday 3PM, KAP Basement
Paddling: Sunday 9:30AM, Outside KAP


Environmental Meeting

Our first film screening will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 28th from 6:30pm to 8:30pm at KAP 148. The film "Cowspiracy" is described as “the most important film made to inspire saving the planet.” Please join us next Wednesday to learn, make friends, and have fun. Snacks will be available as well!

Steel Bridge Team Tests Tools

Steel Bridge October 2015 Update


The design is almost finalized, and by next month we’ll start cutting up the pieces and forming the actual 20-foot steel bridge for conference. In the meantime, we’re currently in the process of creating a small box out of scrap metal. We’ve already cut and grinded our pieces to the correct lengths, and now all we have left is welding everything together. Our next project will be to build a single truss out of the tubular steel left over from last year, to practice for the main bridge.

If you haven’t been involved yet, don’t worry there’s still plenty of time to come out and learn the machines, the design, and have fun!


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Concrete Canoe October 2015 Update

ASCE’s Concrete Canoe design is off to a great start! We are excited about all the new members that have joined and consistently come to our meetings! Each week we hold sub team meetings for structures, aesthetics, mix design and construction in addition to our paddling practices every Sunday.

This year there have been some major changes in the rules for the competition, as a result altering our approach to the canoe design. The most significant change is that we are no longer able to use any type of paint or stains on the canoe, therefore we must pigment the concrete itself in order to create the design. In the past couple of weeks, aesthetics has finalized the theme for this year’s concrete canoe and presentation display, which we are excited to announce as DiSCo.

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Environmental October 2015 Update

Even though the design prompt of environmental design will not released until early next year, we will stay in tune by holding 2 series of film screenings. We can learn and expand our understanding of environmental engineering from films covering environmental related issues. This will be an opportunity to get to know each other a little bit more, and have fun!

Our first film screening will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 28th from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. The film  Cowspiracy is described as “the most important film made to inspire saving the planet.” Please join us next Wednesday to learn, make friends, and have fun. Snacks will be available as well!

Continue reading on our blog.


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