USC ASCE Newsletter for November 16, 2015

Hi ,

The info sessions for PSWC for the fall semester are going to be November 19 and 20th. Attendance to at least one of the info sessions is MANDATORY for participation for the competition in March. We are going to have two more info sessions in Spring, please see below for additional details.

Friendship Friday is on November 20th from 5-7. please see below for address and more information. 

CEE Holiday department party will be held on Friday December 4th. Make sure you RSVP for it by November 20th.

Design teams are continuing their weekly meetings and would love new members to sign up. 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,


Industry Series: Speaker from Structural Focus

This Thursday 11/19 we are hosting a guest speaker from Structural Focus! Samuel Mengelkoch is a professional structural engineer who will be going over his career, the profession, and answering any questions you might have. For anyone interested in structural engineering or curious about what it means, this is a great event to come out to! It will be hosted in KAP 113 at 6:30 PM. Food and drinks will be provided!


Mandatory 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 in KAP 145.  Remember 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!).

RSVP here.

Furthermore, we are still looking for writers for our Technical Paper competition, which we will also go over in the info sessions. Check out the prompt here.


CEE Department Holiday Party

Date: Friday, December 4, 2015 (last day of classes)
Time: 6 - 9pm
Location: USC Radisson Hotel Grand Ballroom

​RSVP: By this Friday, November 20th*
Join fellow students, as well as CEE faculty and staff for a delicious free buffet dinner, live music, and a chance to celebrate the end of the semester at the annual CEE Department Holiday Party. USC ASCE will also host our traditional after-party after the department event - details to come. RSVP by this Friday, November 20th! 


 ASCE LA YMF Holiday Networking Reception

Date: Thursday, December 10, 2015
Time: 6 - 9pm
Location: Crocker Club in Downtown Los Angeles * this is a 21+ event only

RSVP:, space is limited - RSVP ASAP; email to coordinate transit from USC to the event

The holiday season is here again! We can't believe it either. The good news is it's time for LA YMF's annual Holiday Networking Reception! This year it'll be hosted at the Crocker Club in Downtown Los Angeles. This swanky underground club was built in an old bank from circa 1920. In fact, we'll be hosting our event in the bank's original vault! Take a break from some of the holiday chaos to network and celebrate with your favorite group of engineers, friends, and co-workers. Appetizer buffet will be provided. 

Cost is $5 for ASCE members, $10 for non-members, and FREE for students (21+ only - sorry!)
Register here:
Capacity is limited so don't delay! 


Steel Bridge Meeting

Wednesday: 4pm-6pm
Friday: 12pm-2pm

We're still waiting for the steel to come in, so if you're free stop on by for some last minute practice before the real construction begins!


Concrete Canoe

Our mold has finally come in! The focus on friday will be cutting/prepping the mold for pour day, while aesthetics will finalize the interior design of the canoe and structures will continue to develop the shear/moment diagrams.

Structures: Tuesdays 6PM, KAP 150
Aesthetics: Wednesday 6PM, KAP lobby
Construction: Friday 2-4PM, KAP Basement
Paddling: No paddling this week


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