The success of our student chapter is greatly dependent on the generous support of engineering firms and individuals that believe in enriching the careers of our future civil engineers at UT-Arlington.
Supporting our chapter gives students a chance to gain practical experience unavailable in the classroom. Through our student chapter, students develop the skills of teamwork, innovation, project management, communication, professionalism, etc. As a sponsor of ASCE at UT-Arlington, you gain the opportunity to:
Ways to Support us
Please contact our industry liaison if you are interested in supporting our student chapter at UT-Arlington. Our 2016-2017 sponsorship packet is available for your reference.
Thank You 2016-2017 Sponsors!
Braid, Hampton, & Brown, Inc.
We've got a top notch team!
ASCE serves as a job hotline linking the students with industry. Internships can be found through connections stemming from ASCE involvement.
Conferences and Workshops
Conferences and workshops provide a rewarding experience in networking, learning new things about civil engineering, and new skill sets that you don’t learn in the classroom. Our student chapter attends the Workshop for Student Chapter Leaders (WSCL) every year. This conference provides an opportunity to network with students and professionals from Texas, Oklahoma, and New Mexico.
Want to meet with professionals face to face? The Fort-Worth and Dallas branches of ASCE host monthly meetings where over 40 professionals network, eat lunch, and listen to a keynote speaker. If interested, our chapter provides business cards and carpooling for students to attend.
General Body Meetings
Confused about what direction to take within Civil Engineering? Speakers from industry visit monthly to speak at our general body meetings to speak about their particular field of interest. We host these meetings on the first Wednesday of every month during the fall and spring semesters.
Interested in seeing a construction or completed site? We visit various civil engineering projects to see real world applications of civil engineering where a professional will guide us through the project and answer questions students may have.
You can get to know your classmates outside of the classroom, make friends, share in your trials and tribulations, and enjoy ASCE activities with one another. We provide various opportunities to get our members socially involved.
There are various events on campus where members can compete with other student organizations, faculties, and professionals. Our student chapter gets involved with the university’s intramural sport events like bed races, volleyball competitions, and etc. As well as engineering events to bring all of our fields together.
We dine at Old School Pizza and Suds once or twice a semester on a Friday. We host this event as a profit social share where our members can socialize and dine. Pizza and Suds offers pizza, pasta, sandwiches, and suds.
Every Fall semester, we host a cookout to familiarize our members, officers, faculties, alumni, and professionals with each other. This event provides everyone with an opportunity to relax and have fun at the start of school. During this event, we have canoeing practice as well where the community can see our team row on the lake.
It's a meeting where our members get the opportunity to have a fun rewarding experience of meeting new people and working on interactive activities together.
We serve our community through our volunteering program where we help those in need and provide our members with the opportunity to make a difference.
Tarrant Area Food Bank
Tarrant Area Food Bank's mission is to empower communities to eliminate hunger by providing food, education, and resources through innovation and collaboration. Our student chapter does a food drive collecting food to donate.
Habitat for Humanity
They are an organization with sole purpose of making communities around the United States better places to live. Some typical work involves building or renovating a home for low income families while creating a healthy and sustainable community. Our local organization is Trinity Habitat for Humanity located in Fort Worth.
Trinity River Trash Bash
The Trinity River Trash Bash is an event to put on by the Tarrant Regional Water District that unites the community to pick up trash that has accumulated in the Trinity River.
Concrete canoe is a national competition sponsored by ASCE that challenges students to design, fabricate, and race canoes made out of concrete. The competition exists at the conference and national levels. The teams that win each of their respective conferences will go on to compete at the national level.
First, we design our canoe according to ASCE specifications and rules. When designing, we consider real world scenarios and factors such as:
• Buoyancy or flotation of canoe
• Strength and viability of concrete mix
• Hull stability, speed, and strength
• Time, efficiency, and material availability
After designing, we fabricate our canoe. We first prepare the mold, then place concrete on the mold, and finally apply stains on canoe. We also create a display according to the chosen theme.
The competition components each worth 25% of overall score are described below:
• Design Paper - covers various areas related to design and construction of concrete canoe
• Oral Presentation - five-minute technical presentation highlighting canoe project followed by seven-minute question and answer period
• Final Product - canoe’s overall aesthetic appeal, display, and viability
• Races - five races consists of women’s endurance and sprint, men’s endurance and sprint, and co-ed sprint
Why Join Our Team?
• Reinforcement of concepts from classes
• Networking opportunities
• Teamwork and technical skills
• Hands on project experience
Requirements to Join
• Must be an engineering major student at UTA
• Completed safety training provided by safety officer before joining the team
• Must be a student chapter and national member to participate in the competition
Steel bridge is a national competition sponsored by ASCE that challenges students to design, fabricate, and build bridges made out of steel. Competition exists at the conference and national levels. The teams that win each of their respective conferences will go on to compete at the national level and compete for scholarships and recognition.
First, we design our bridge according to ASCE specifications and rules. When designing, we consider real world scenarios and factors such as:
Structural integrity of bridge
Ability to withstand loads
Time, efficiency, and material availability
Fabrication of our bridge is underway once design is complete. To fabricate the bridge, we cut, bend, drill, and weld steel together.
The competition components each evaluated differently are described below:
Construction - bridge is built with a team of 3-6 workers under a time constraint
Economy - efficiency, time, and number of workers to build the bridge are considered for best economic practice
Load Tests - use of lateral and vertical load tests to test for structural integrity of bridge
Lightness – total weight of bridge
Why Join Our Team?
Reinforcement of concepts from classes
Teamwork and technical skills
Hands on project experience
Requirements to Join
Must be an engineering major student at UTA
Completed safety training provided by safety officer before fabrication phase
Must be a student chapter and national member to participate in competition
Membership within our student chapter is open to all students. We accept membership throughout the academic year. Membership offers all members opportunities not offered within the engineering curriculum.
Student Chapter Membership
National ASCE Membership
Our student chapter highly encourages that you sign up as a national member. For students, this membership is free. By becoming a national member, you get the following benefits outside of our chapter:
To become a national member, click here and sign up as a student, then fill out online registration form. (This is not a substitution for student chapter membership.)