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USC ASCE Order of the Engineer Ceremony Luncheon 4/26/14

Order of the Engineer

USC American Society of Civil Engineers invites you to participate in the Order of the Engineer Ring Ceremony. Region 9 ASCE Governor Jay Higgins will be conducting the ceremony. The ceremony will be followed by lunch.

Location: USC Campus EEB 248
Date: Saturday, 4/26/14 @ 11:00 am
Register by: 4/17/14 @ 12:00 pm at the following link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1GlYsCYXkllEQw6GyvXC-TShz0a4-pMCbMQOwiKbHYGI/viewform

There are limited spots to participate in this ceremony.

Eligibility
Any engineer is eligible for induction if he or she:
(1) graduated from an EAC of ABET program or
(2) holds a license as a Professional Engineer in the United States or
(3) is enrolled in EAC of ABET degree programs and is within one academic year of graduation (meaning all senior engineering students are eligible!)

The Order of the Engineer was initiated in the United States to foster a spirit of pride and responsibility in the engineering profession, to bridge the gap between training and experience, and to present to the public a visible symbol identifying the engineer. The first Ring Ceremony was held on June 4, 1970 at Cleveland State University. Others like it have since spread across the United States at which graduate and registered engineers are invited to accept the Obligation of the Engineer and to wear a stainless steel ring.

The Ring Ceremonies are conducted by Links (local sections) of the Order. Over 3,000 engineers have participated in ASCE led Ring Ceremonies since Spring 2003. More information on the Order of the Engineer can be found at www.order-of-the-engineer.org. FAQs can also be found at the following: http://uscasce.com/?p=2274

Participants at the USC ASCE Ring Ceremony will take the Obligation of the Engineer and receive a stainless steel ring. The cost will be $15. Please fill out the registration form below for the Ring Ceremony. A ring sizer chart can be downloaded (http://uscasce.com/?p=2273) to assist in determining your ring size of the pinky finger of your working hand.

For additional information on the Ceremony please contact:
Rosa Lau, USC ASCE VP
uscasce@usc.edu

USC Students at Order of Engineer Ceremony

ASCE LA YMF Student Night

ASCE LA YMF Student Night & Job Fair Recap

On March 7, 2014, members of USC ASCE attended the ASCE 15th Annual Student Night & Job Fair organized by the Los Angeles Younger Member Forum (LA YMF).    This event was held at the DoubleTree Hotel by Hilton in Downtown LA.  The event started off with a job fair from 2 to 5 pm with representatives from 15 agencies and private firms.  Students were able to talk to the company representatives to network and learn more about internships and full time positions.  Following the job fair, students mingled and continued to network at the Kyoto Gardens at the hotel.

ASCE LA YMF Student Night

During dinner, we gained much insight regarding ASCE and the profession.  Speakers included Nazanin Hajaty (organizer of the event), George Huang (LA YMF President), Darwin Vargas (MLAB Branch President), Yazdan Emani (LA Section President), Jay Higgins (Region 9 Governor), and Don Sepulveda (guest speaker). Following this, scholarships and awards were presented to the winners.  Listed below are the USC Students who won scholarships and the scholarships that they won.

Daniel Huang: Leo and Pat Hirschfeldt Scholarship  & Metropolitan Los Angeles Branch Scholarship

DSC04604 ASCE LA YMF Student Night

Tyler Pullen: Metropolitan Los Angeles Branch Scholarship

ASCE LA YMF Student Night

Elise Takebayashi: Los Angeles YMF Graduate Scholarship

ASCE LA YMF Student Night

Congratulations to those who won these scholarships.  Tyler Pullen also won one of the raffle prizes!  Thank you for all those who applied for these scholarships!

After the scholarships were announced, Nazanin Hajaty, Sean Ryan, and George Huang gave some closing remarks.  The event concluded with a group photo with all attendees, to be posted on the LA YMF website soon.  Below is a picture of some of the USC students who attended the event.

ASCE LA YMF Student Night

These events are great opportunities to meet both professionals and other students.  It is a great way to network and we highly recommend more students to apply for the scholarships and attend this event next year.

Thanks again for all those who attended the event and those who applied for the scholarships!

ASCE LA YMF Student Night & Job Fair

Don’t forget to sign up for the ASCE YMF Student Night & Job Fair. It is going to be next Friday, 3/7/14! Last day to sign up is THIS FRIDAY 2/28/14 ($25)

THIS IS A GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO NETWORK AND MEET PROFESSIONALS. IT IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

If you are not free the whole time from 2-5 to make it to the job fair, it is okay. Tell us if you are planning to go so we know who will be joining us there. We would like to have a large group of students there representing USC.

For more info and to sign up, go here: http://mlab-ymf.org/events/student-night-job-fair
2:00 – 5:00pm Job Fair
5:00 – 6:00pm Break/ Networking
6:00 – 9:00pm Dinner/Awards/ Scholarship presentation

Popsicle Stick Bridge Competition, Volunteer at CSUN 2/15/14

Date of Event: Saturday, 2/15/14
Time of Event: 8:00-5:00pm (We will be meeting at TBD at KAP to carpool)
Address: 18111 Nordhoff Street, Northridge, CA91330
RSVP by 2/7/14 : http://goo.gl/mA57Ii

http://mlab-ymf.org/events/popsicle-stick-bridge-competition
http://mlab-ymf.org/events/popsicle-stick-bridge-competition

Join USC ASCE on Saturday, February 15, 2014 to volunteer at the Popsicle Stick Bridge Competition, hosted by ASCE LA YMF at the Cal State Northridge (CSUN) campus!

High school students will be going to CSUN for a design competition to test and present their popsicle stick bridges. They need volunteers for everything from running scores across campus, to providing directions, to monitoring events.

This is a great way to meet other ASCE students from other schools while looking at the student’s popsicle stick bridge designs!

We plan to go as a group, so please fill out this form so that we can organize rides http://goo.gl/mA57Ii by Friday, February 7, 2014.

If you have any questions, please email uscasce@usc.edu.

Thank you!

For more information regarding the event, please visit: http://mlab-ymf.org/events/popsicle-stick-bridge-competition

Phil at a Trojans Football Game

Adventures with Phil, ASCE Foundation’s Philanthropist Hedgehog

This semester we hosted Phil, the ASCE Foundation’s Philanthropist Hedgehog. We took him with us whenever we went somewhere exciting, some of the highlights were USC Trojans Football Games and various Civil and Environmental Engineering field trips. Since we took Phil everywhere, this post also includes a nice summary of USC ASCE events and events our members were involved this semester. We’re looking forward to the spring semester, when we’ll be getting into full gear in preparation for the Pacific Southwest Conference!

Phil on Gameday & at Trojan Football Games
Phil on Field Trips
Phil with Building Science Students and the Concrete Canoe Aesthetics Team:

Phil Around LA
Phil Studying and Visiting the Science Center
 MORE PHIL!!!

2nd General Meeting & LA YMF Student Roundup

We held our second general meeting of the semester and hosted the ASCE Younger Members Forum Student Roundup, with several other universities in attendance.

Résumé Workshop 11/14/13 (Submit Résumé by 10/31/13)

Date: Thursday, 11/14/13
Time: 6:00 pm
Location: THH 114
Deadline to submit resume to uscasce@usc.edu : 10/31/13

On Thursday, 11/14/13 at 6:00 pm in THH 114, USC ASCE will be hosting a résumé workshop with the ASCE Los Angeles Section Younger Members Forum (ASCE members post-college to under 35).

If you would like to have your résumé reviewed and to reserve a spot for the workshop, please email your résumé as a pdf to uscasce@usc.edu by Halloween (10/31/13).

During the workshop, Civil/Environmental Engineers will offer insights and résumé tips as well as review your submitted résumés individually and/or in groups. This will also be a unique and valuable opportunity to network with industry professionals in the LA area!

(If you send your résumé early, more professionals will be able to look at it and you’ll get more feedback!)

ASCE YMF Tree Planting Volunteer Opportunity on 11/9/13

Date of Event: Saturday 11/9/13
Time of Event: 8:45am – 12:00pm (We will be meeting at 8:15 am at KAP to carpool. WE WILL BE LEAVING AT 8:20 am)
Address: 2627 Pacific Ave, Long Beach, CA
RSVP by 11/3/13: http://goo.gl/ddqLej

Please join us in volunteering with ASCE YMF for a tree-planting event. This will take place in Long Beach on 11/9/13 from 9:00am-12:00pm. Volunteers are needed to help plant trees as part of the City of Long Beach’s “I Dig Long Beach – 6,000 Trees by 2020″ campaign. All tools and supplies are provided. This is a great way to help the community while bonding with your fellow ASCE friends and other ASCE professionals.

We plan to go as a group, so please fill out the google form by 11/3/13 so that we can organize rides. http://goo.gl/ddqLej

If you have any questions, please email uscasce@usc.edu

Long Beach Tree Planting Program
Long Beach Tree Planting Program