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ASCE Who We Are

Founded in 1852, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) represents more than 133,000 members of the civil engineering profession worldwide, and is America 's oldest national engineering society. ASCE's vision is to position engineers as global leaders building a better quality of life.
ASCE's mission is to provide essential services to its members, their careers, our partners and the public by developing leadership, advancing technology, advocating lifelong learning, and promoting the profession. Some of these services include:
″ Government Relations
″ Public relations
″ International influence
″ Publications
″ Conferences and continuing education
″ Technical activities
″ Professional and diversity activities
ASCE encourages civil engineers to become involved in the organization early in their career. The first step in becoming involved is to join ASCE. There are two levels of student membership: school and national membership. School membership costs $5 per semester, and is a prerequisite for national membership . The fee covers chapter membership dues and food purchased for our meetings. At the school level, we:
″ Act as a liaison between the student body and the Civil Engineering Department.
″ Sponsor guest lecturers and speakers of interest to civil engineers.
″ Sponsor social events for the civil engineering department.
″ Distribute information about scholarships, internships, and job openings to civil engineering students.
National membership is free. Some of the benefits of national membership include:
″ Eligibility for $75,000 in annual Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards.
″ Access to ASCE Student Web Site that contains countless career resources.
″ Recognition by prospective employers.
″ Access to ASCE's civil engineering classified positions site.
″ Free monthly issues of Award-Winning Civil Engineering Magazine and ASCE News via the ASCE Student Web Site.
″ Networking opportunities with practicing engineers nationally and locally.
″ Major discounts on ASCE-sponsored Conferences and Conventions.
″ Updates on legislation affecting the civil engineering profession.
″ Member rates on PE Review Courses.
″ SAVE MONEY after graduation with ASCE's reduced dues program- do not pay full membership dues until the fifth year after you graduate!
So, if you aren't already a member, we urge you to stop by our office (Steinman 126 or CM-18) today. If you are already a member, we welcome you to see us with any questions or suggestions about improving our chapter.