Jose G. Jimenez Jr.
- Outstanding Civil Engineering Student
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2014 OC Heritage and Student Night Award recipient.
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- Jose G. Jimenez Jr.
- ASCE Member?:
Student at the University of California, Irvine
University of California, Irvine class of 2014 in Civil Engineering
181B Senior Design Project with URS Corp.
He is well qualified.
- Contribution to the Profession:
ASCE UCI student chapter president.
Shadetree nursery community service event.
- Suggested Award Summary:
Jose has been active in ASCE since the time he first joined UC Irvine’s student chapter in 2010. He states that being in ASCE has been a rewarding experience and the people he has met in the organization has greatly helped him advance his career. He currently serves as UC Irvine’s ASCE student chapter president where he strives to organize events that attract members and specifically to expose UCI CEE students to the many rewarding benefits ASCE has to offer. Jose is in his last year of his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering with a focus in structural engineering. He aspires to one day work as a bridge engineer and will be attending graduate school in the Fall to advance his career as a structural engineer. In his free time he enjoys playing the Alto Saxophone, running and reading mystery novels.
One of his most notable achievements includes co-leading the planning and execution of UC Irvine’s first CEE Career fair. It is a civil and environmental engineering focused career fair where representatives from UCI’s ASCE, Chi Epsilon, and AAEES student chapters collaborated to register eleven companies and attract over 200 UCI students to attend. Under his leadership and his dedicated board members the ASCE UCI student chapter has increased its paid member count to over 150 students, first time since ASCE UCI’s inception, and has 104 UCI students registered to attend this year’s Pacific Southwest Conference. Jose has also had experience conducting Earthquake Engineering research at the University of Washington. During the summer of 2012 he was invited to participate in the annual Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (PEER) summer research program. In this research project he expanded his knowledge on hybrid fiber reinforced concrete bridge columns with epoxy coated pre-stressed strands and stainless steel rebar. He is very excited to be a Civil Engineer and aims to one day become an ASCE Life Member.