USC ASCE Newsletter for November 9, 2015

Hi ,

We are having a Mini-PSWC on November 15th! This is a great opportunity to get involved and really see what the actual competition is all about! 

The info sessions for PSWC for the fall semester are going to be November 19 and 20th. please see below for additional details.

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!

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,



On Sunday, November 15th,  we will be having a Mini-PSWC with concrete canoe races, sports, and free food with several other schools from the LA section of ASCE as well as YMF (the Younger Member's Forum that includes young professionals in ASCE). Everything is free to you but the foodfriendfunship and generally unrestrained happiness is priceless! Sign up by next Monday night (November 9th) at midnight using this link:

Feel free to fraternize with the frienemies in the food- and fun-laden fellowship of the first inaugural Mini-PSWC! Though the main event is a series of purely for-fun concrete canoe races with old canoes from USC, UCLA, Pomona, and Long Beach, we will also be featuring many loosely organized sports including volleyball and ultimate frisbee as well as possibly the objectively truest joy to college students across the board - free food! The LA Section Younger Member's Forum will also be in attendance, and have promised an exciting impromptu event in the spirit of the ones at real-PSWC. The event will be on Sunday, November 15th, from roughly 10 am-4 pm, and will be hosted at Mother's Beach in Long Beach where actual PSWC 2016 will be held (address: 5839 E Appian Way, Long Beach, CA 90802). It is about a 35 minutes drive from USC. Attendance, food (burgers and hotdogs with veggie burgers available for vegetarians), and rides are free, so there's no reason not to come out!


PSWC Info Sessions

For anyone interested in attending this year's Pacific-Southwest Conference, we will be having our first two Info Sessions on Thursday, November 19th,  in KAP 113 at 7:30 - 8:30 pm (directly after the ASCE Speaker Series, which is in the same room), and Friday, November 20th, from 4:00 - 5:00 pm (location TBD).  Please note that attendance to ONE of these info session is MANDATORY  if you want to come to PSWC. If you cannot make it to either of these info sessions, there will be two more in January; however,  the first PSWC payment deadline is December 4th, where the price will be $90. After that deadline, the price goes up to $120, so we recommend coming to one of these two meetings if you want to pay by the first deadline (and pay less!).


Steel Bridge Meeting

Wednesday: 4pm-6pm
Friday: 12pm-2pm

This week we're finalizing the design and ordering the steel, so get excited to start fabricating the bridge soon! We'll go over the final design and get some last minute practice in before the real fun starts.


Concrete Canoe

This week, we're designing shirts & the design paper, and working on the mold! Meetings are at the usual times: 

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


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