For new students and prospective members, welcome; for returning members, welcome back! We’re excited to announce that our first general meeting for 2015-16 has been set:
Date: Thursday, September 3, 2015
Location: KAP 146
This first meeting will be an opportunity to learn about our plans for the semester and the year, from a new professional event series and a new community service team to PSWC 2016 and our four major design teams. For new prospective members, this is an opportunity to meet other members and learn more about our organization. We have tons of exciting things planned for this year and we’d love to have your help.
As always, we’ll have free food (type TBA), along with fun and friendship. We look forward to seeing you in a few weeks!
Thank you for attending USC ASCE’s first general meeting! Our executive board enjoyed getting to know everyone and sharing information about our organization.
If you couldn’t attend our first general meeting, you can still get involved with USC ASCE! Please visit our membership page at http://uscasce.com/membership/ and complete the linked form. Dues for the 2014-2015 semester are $30. Our next general meeting isn’t until mid-October, but you can still contact our design teams to learn more about getting involved. You can contact the Concrete Canoe team at firstname.lastname@example.org and the Streel Bridge team at email@example.com
Our paper, pencil, and tape bridge-building competition was quite competitive. Our older members had a great time sharing their knowledge of structures while guiding freshmen to build the most successful bridge. This semester we really hope to establish a strong sense of community between all students in the civil engineering major at USC.
My name is Erin, and Ethan and I are super excited to be concrete canoe captains this year! Along with our project manager, Tyler, we can’t wait to meet our members and start building an amazing canoe!
The canoe team is a great way to get involved in ASCE, hang out with some awesome people, and do some fun, hands-on engineering. Through concrete canoe, I was able to meet and become better friends with a lot my fellow civil engineers. We spent a lot of time together, and bonded over two pour days, canoe sanding, paddling practices, and late night finishing right before leaving for San Diego. All of this culminated in one of the most rewarding moments–USC ASCE winning third place overall at PSWC!
If you’re interested in joining the concrete canoe team, we’ll be having our first meeting this Friday, September 12 at 2PM. We’ll be gathering in the KAP lobby and finding a room from there. If you can’t make it out on Friday and want to be added to the mailing list or have any questions, feel free to shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’ll be happy to talk to anyone and keep everyone posted on our upcoming sub-team meetings and paddling practices.
Thanks to everyone who joined us at our first meeting!
We had a great turnout, with 65+ students in attendance. I know several people wanted to attend but couldn’t, so you can use this post to catch up on what you missed. There are some useful links for those who were there too.
After the main portion of the meeting, where we explained what ASCE and USC ASCE are, as well as talking about all of the different things we do, we had a brief activity for those who could stay. The assignment: create the tallest possible tower out of six sheets of (re-used!) paper and nothing else (no tape, glue, paperclips, etc.). Oh, and they had to be wind-resistant too. We had some pretty creative results!
Someone requested that we post our presentation slides, so here they are (minus our special fonts) if you want to review what we went over or in case you missed the meeting!
Remember the slideshow of images we had playing before and after our presentation? It’s actually just a page on our website that make a slideshow of all of the pictures we’ve uploaded here. Check it out!
Don’t forget about our upcoming events: PSWC Info Sessions Thursday 9/12 from 5:30-6 or 6-6:30 or Friday 9/13 from 12-12:30 (all three cover the same information and focus on our design teams) and our First Guest Speaker Meeting Monday 9/16 from 6:30-8. Make sure you join our mailing list for updates!
Environmental team started off the semester by going over the rules and meeting new people! This year’s competition is very different from past years. Instead of treating water by designing a filter, we will have to design an entire wastewater collection system for a small community.