• American Society of Civil Engineers

    The University of Texas at Arlington

     

    "Provide essential value to our members and partners, advance civil engineering, and serve the public good." - asce.org

     

  • Sponsorships

     

    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: 

    • Increase visibility to future motivated recruits
    • Help further the development of students in civil engineering
    • Show your support for a local engineering university

    Ways to Support us

    • Support our chapter through the sponsorship packet
    • Be a speaker at our monthly general body meetings promoting your company projects
    • Donate steel bridge and concrete canoe materials

    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!

    Platinum Supporter

    Platinum Supporter

    Platinum Supporter

    Gold Supporter

    Gold Supporter

    Gold Supporter

    Gold Supporter

    Silver Supporter

    Silver Supporter

    Braid, Hampton, & Brown, Inc.

     

    Bronze Supporter

  • Calendar

  • Our Team

    We've got a top notch team!

    Dr. James C. Williams

    Faculty Advisor

    Hayden James Lewis

    President

    Letty Duarte

    Vice President

    Naomi Borrego

    Secretary

    Ally Auger

    Historian

    Marcos Sosa

    Treasurer

    Saeed Ahmed

    Social Officer

    Lorena Jacobo

    Industry Liason

    Joseandres Bautista

    Community Service Officer

    Venkat Muthukumar

    Technology Support Officer

    Alan Morales

    Ambassador

    Oscar Hernandez

    Co-Editor

    Ana Gandara

    Co-Editor

  • Steel Bridge and Concrete Canoe Captains

    We've got top notch Captains!

    Olivia Mitchell

    Steel Bridge Co-Captain

    Kristen Petree

    Steel Bridge Co-Captain

    Meghana Villa

    Steel Bridge Co-Captain

    Azan Sarfraz

    Concrete Canoe Co-Captain

    Heber Asencio

    Concrete Canoe Co-Captain

  • Networking

     

    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. 

     

     

    Branch Meetings

     

    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.

    Field Trips

    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.

  • Socials

     

    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.

     

    Campus Involvement

     

    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.

     

    Dining

     

    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.

     

     

    Annual Cookout

     

    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.

     

    Member Meetings

     

    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.

     

  • Volunteering

     

    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

    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.

    Design
    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

    Fabrication
    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.

    Competition
    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

    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.

     

    Design

    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

    Fabrication of our bridge is underway once design is complete. To fabricate the bridge, we cut, bend, drill, and weld steel together.

     

    Competition

    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

    • 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 fabrication phase

    • Must be a student chapter and national member to participate in competition

  • Membership

    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.

    Why Join?

    • Hands-on project experience
    • Professional development
    • Networking opportunities
    • Supportive faculty
    • Meet next generation of engineers

    Student Chapter Membership

    To become a member of ASCE, just fill out the following online membership application.

     

    Membership Dues:

    • $15 per academic year
    • $10 per semester 

    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:

    • Participation in student competitions
    • Opportunity to network and receive recognition with other civil engineering students and practicing civil engineers
    • Timely information about critical issues before Congress that affect civil engineers
    • Monthly issues of The Civil Engineering newsletter
    • Access to national resume databases

     

    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.)

     

     

  • Contact

    asce.uta@gmail.com

     

    ASCE office: Nedderman Hall (NH) Room #226

     

    University of Texas at Arlington

    P.O. Box 19308

    Arlington, TX 76019